The Prince and the Pauper Genre


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What is a genre used for?

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1. Why could we classify The Prince and the Pauper as a comedy?

2. What is Mark Twain satirizing in The Prince and the Pauper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will gauge your comprehension of the genre of The Prince and the Pauper. Quiz topics include the use of a genre in art and literature and the reason this story would be considered a comedy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these points of study:

  • The way Mark Twain uses satire in the text
  • Realism in the story
  • Historical fiction in the text

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the genre of The Prince and the Pauper
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goal of using genres in art/literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the story's use of realism and how it can be classified as historical fiction

Additional Learning

For more on the book's genre, review the lesson called The Prince and the Pauper Genre. These topics will be addressed:

  • Analysis of genre in popular culture
  • Definition of historical fiction and satire
  • Genre known as comedy and its characteristics