Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing


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Which of the following is an example of a parody?

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1. How do spoofs and parodies differ?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the common tools of satire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you understand the forms used to make humorous writing work. Topics you'll be tested on include the forms of parody, spoof and satire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of a parody
  • The use of satire in writing
  • The definition of a spoof
  • Historical examples of humorous writing forms

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humorous writing lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parody, spoof and satire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding historical examples of parody, spoof and satire

Additional Learning

To learn more about humorous writing, review the accompanying lesson on Types of Humorous Writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the forms of humorous writing, including parody, spoof and satire
  • Examine historical examples of humorous writing in different forms
  • Differentiate between parodies, spoofs, and satires in writing