Literature (and any literary terms of course) is nowadays quite unpopular among students. Draw their attention to this quiz where they can find out (in Task 1) for example how many words the shortest poem in the world contains or what literary character had an obituary in the New York Times. Task 2 deals with categorizing of different types of literary terms or characters into proper categories (fiction, non-fiction /fairy tale, detective story, poetry, dictionary). In Task 3, they complete the word puzzle, using the expressions from task 2 and Task 4 is about identifying famous literary characters according to short descriptions.
An answer key is included.
Students can either cooperate in small groups/pairs or work individually. They can compete against each other and those with the best knowledge (or the best guessing ability which is needed sometimes) can be rewarded :)
Literature quiz and vocabulary
by Creative Sue
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