What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of these phrases describes the 'theme' of a piece of literature?

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1. Without theme, most writing would be _____.

2. In Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies, one theme is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether crafting a poem or writing a novel, authors strive to effectively incorporate themes into their work. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of this literary element through questions on themes in various written works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to have knowledge of the following:

  • The definitions of theme and universal theme
  • The function of theme in writing
  • Themes in Golding's The Lord of the Flies, Noboa's 'Identity' and Shakespeare's Macbeth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on themes in literature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding themes and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding universal themes

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called What is Theme in Literature? - Definition, Examples & Quiz to boost your understanding of this topic. It covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of theme
  • Examine how writers develop themes
  • Identify examples of themes in various literary works