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A characteristic that all traditional stories share is:
a) They are humorous. b) They have the same theme or moral. c) They are short. d) They are old or passed down from many years ago.
You can tell you are reading a TALL TALE if:
a) There is lots of exaggeration and a larger than life hero. b) A hero struggles to defeat a powerful force. c) Gods or supernatural beings are featured. d) Animal characters represent human qualities.
You can tell you are reading a FABLE if:
a) A hero struggles to defeat a powerful force. b) There is lots of exaggeration and a larger than life hero. c) Animal characters represent human qualities. d) Gods or other supernatural beings are featured.
You can tell you are reading a MYTH if:
a) The moral is directly stated at the end of the story. b) There is lots of exaggeration and a larger than life hero. c) The story is believed to be based on real people/events. d) It explains how something connected with humans or nature came to be.
You can tell you are reading a LEGEND if:
a) The moral is directly stated at the end of the story. b) The hero is larger than life - bigger, more powerful, stronger than the average person. c) The story is believed to be based on real people/events. d) It explains how something connected with humans or nature came to be.
Traditional stories help readers to understand:
a) There are many types of stories out there. b) How we should behave. c) The cultural values of the society that created the story. d) Why stories are interesting and exciting.
The story of John Henry would be classified as a:
a) Myth b) Tall Tale c) Fable d) Legend
Traditional stories were originally:
a) told orally to entertain and teach lessons. b) told only by the greatest of storytellers. c) written in many different languages. d) told only to close friends and kept secret.
What is a THEME of the story A Christmas Carol?
a) The world would be a better place if we could all see our past and future b) Money does not buy happiness c) People can change the future with the help of spirits d) Love is the most important thing of all
How can I identify a THEME in a story?
a) Read the ending and guess what the most important point was b) Pay special attention to the main character's actions c) Look for the author's message after reading the whole story d) Decide what you think the story was mostly about
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