Universal Theme: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following statements about universal theme is correct?

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1. Which of the following statements describes the differences between theme and universal theme?

2. Which of the following would be an example of universal theme?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of universal themes in literature. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the definitions of theme and universal theme as well as an example of universal theme.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • 'Universal theme' and 'theme' defined
  • Differentiating between theme and universal theme
  • An example of universal theme

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about universal themes in literature and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as theme and universal theme

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Universal Theme: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define theme and universal theme
  • Identify universal themes in ''Little Red Riding Hood'', The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Outsiders, the Harry Potter series, The Great Gatsby, and Tangerine
  • Understand that stories can have more than one theme or universal theme