CAHSEE ELA: Literary Genres Drill 6, Problem 3. The previous passage is an example of...what?
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"Nonfiction" describes writing that is based solely on facts. Humans and aliens don't live
on the same planet--that we know of...
Anyway, we're pretty sure most people would consider the passage Fiction, which takes
(A) out of the running.
Choice (D) isn't too hard to get rid of either. There's nothing all that comical about the
passage, unless one thinks that discriminating against aliens is funny--which we don't recommend.
Choice (C) is closer to the mark. The world of aliens and humans described in the passage
might seem pretty fantastical.
However, when we're talking literary genres, "Fantasy" is more about wizards and dragons
than aliens and spaceships, and most of the time these things don't mix.
(B) totally hits the mark. Science fiction novels are futuristic, usually involving technically
advanced societies. Levitating mopeds, anyone?
Aliens are often prominent in this genre as well. (B) is the correct answer.
Remember kids -- no matter how nice an alien may seem and no matter how much candy he offers
you, NEVER get inside his UFO.