Kinds of Folklore
Kinds of Elements
Folklore Examples
Figurative Language
Context Clues
100

What are the four types of folklore? 

Fables, fairy tales, legends, and myths 

100

What would you say the theme of "The Tortoise and the Hare" fable is? 

Don't be too confident. Persevere. Effective effort leads to success. Slow and steady wins the race. 

100

2 truths and 1 lie. What is the lie? 

The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable. 

Aesop wrote legends.

Myths and legends are both fictional explanations of things that can't be explained. 

Aesop wrote legends is FALSE. 

Aesop wrote fables! (Aesop's fables)

100

What is an exaggerated statement or claim not to be meant to taken literally?

Hyperbole

100

After Sonya placed first in a competition, she became so CONCEITED she was unbearable for her friends to be around. 

Having or showing an excessively high opinion of oneself. 

200

What is a short story with mythical or magical events and characters? They have an opening line with a past setting, an ending line with a happy ending, a hero and a villain, supernatural elements, and a conflict to be solved. 

Fairy Tale

200

What are some character traits of the step-mom in the German version of Cinderella?

Cold, cruel, calculated. Unhappy for her life so she wants her two daughters to get where she wants to be.

200

Sword in the stone

Legend

200

What type of irony is this example? 

"A fire station burns down."

A. Situational

B. Verbal

C. Dramatic

A. Situational 

(Something happens that we would not expect to happen.)

200

Some dogs are CLEVER enough to figure out how to operate doorknobs. 

Quick in thinking or learning; intelligent, quick-witted, resourceful, skillful
300

Type of folklore that feature gods and goddesses and other mythical elements. They are created to provide a fictional explanation for natural phenomena. 

Myth

300

A kind of guess that you make after thinking about what you have read and what you already know. Support with text evidence.

Inference

300

Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stalk, and The Little Mermaid are all examples of what type of folklore? 

Fairy Tales

300

Creating images in the readers minds through sensory language. 

Imagery

300

He has an extremely negative and PESSIMISTIC attitude. 

Downbeat. The thought that the possibilities are going to be the worst possible outcome. (antonym: optimistic)

400

A story that includes elements of truth or is based on historical facts but with "mythical" qualities. They tell us about the way people lived and what they believed.

Legend

400

What do all of the types of folklore have in common? 

A. They keep the past alive.                              

B. They revel values of society. 

C. They teach lessons about human behavior.     

D. Only A & C

E. All of the above. 

E. All of the above. 

400

What type of folklore is the following involved in? 

Narcissus, Zeus, Medusa, Hades, etc. 

Myths

400

Comparison between 2 unlike things using the words 'like' or 'as' or than' or 'resembles'. 

Simile

400

He's a VERSATILE actor who has played a wide variety of parts. 

Having great diversity or variety. Able to move freely in all directions. 

500

What is the kind of folklore that use animals as the main characters that teach a lesson?

Fables

500

What is a part of nature that is explained by the myth of Zeus? 

Lightning

500

True or False

Bigfoot, leprechauns, Atlantis, the Loch Ness monster are all examples of myths.

FALSE

500

What type of figurative language is this sentence show? 

"The trees danced back and forth in the wind."

Personification (PERSON qualities in an object) 

500

His eyes had an inviting look, a calm DEMEANOR, a divine patience as he stood outside the wooden door and knocked. 

Behavioral attributes. The way a person behaves toward other people. 

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