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Theme Common Assessment

Quiz by Amanda Girvin

Grade 8
Kentucky Academic Standards

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  • Q1
    Which of these is the BEST definition of a theme?
    The underlying truth found in a story.
    The time and place in which a story takes place.
    The main events occurring in a story.
    The actions and thoughts of the main character(s).
  • Q2
    Which of the following is the BEST example of a theme?
    Civil rights
    The Revolutionary War
    The first step to being loved is to love oneself
    Where to find information about climate change
  • Q3
    What is the biggest difference between a TOPIC and a THEME?
    A topic is a subject and a theme is a statement.
    Topics are found word for word in a text, but themes are not.
    A topic is detailed and a theme is not.
    Topics can change over time, but themes cannot.
  • Q4
    Themes should be:
    One word long.
    One sentence long.
    Regarded as less important than topics.
    Written in the 1st person.
  • Q5
    What is the best possible THEME from story #1 on your worksheet?
    The ballerina made a mistake.
    Dancing is difficult.
    Life isn't always about one person's viewpoint.
    Hard work pays off.

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