Elements of Short Story
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  • Question 1
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    Q. What is plot in a short story?
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    where the story happens
    the events that happen in order in a story
    the struggle in the story
    the narrator's role in a story
  • Question 2
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    Q. What is the part of the plot called that gives readers background information about the story and characters?
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    resolution
    inciting incident
    exposition
    rising action
  • Question 3
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    Q. What is the first spot in the story called where the author introduces the main conflict of the story?
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    inciting incident
    resolution
    exposition
    rising action
  • Question 4
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    Q. What is the rising action in a short story?
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    the background information 
    the events that lead up to the climax
    the point of highest action
    the turning point 
  • Question 5
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    Q. The highest point of drama, also described as the turning point, in the story is called what?
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    the climax
    the resolution
    the inciting incident
    the exposition
  • Question 6
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    Q. The events that happen after the climax of the story that lead up to the end are called ____________________.
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    inciting incident
    resolution
    characters
    falling action
  • Question 7
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    Q. What is the end of the story called when the author explains how everything turns out for the characters?
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    falling action
    setting
    resolution
    narration
  • Question 8
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    Q. Who is the main character of a story?
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    stereotype
    antagonist
    narrator
    protagonist
  • Question 9
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    Q. Who is the antagonist in a story?
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    the narrator
    the character or characters working against the main character 
    the person or people in charge
    the main character
  • Question 10
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    Q. What is direct characterization in a story?
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    when characters talk about each other
    the author shows the reader what a specific character is like
    when characters react to the events in the story
    the author tells the reader what a specific character is like
  • Question 11
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    Q. When the author shows what a character is like either through their own actions or the reactions of other characters, it is called_______________.
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    indirect characterization
    direct characterization
    story building
    narrating
  • Question 12
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    Q. In short stories, setting is ___________________.
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    space and time
    time
    place
    time and location
  • Question 13
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    Q. What is conflict in a story?
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    the struggle that happens between the opposing sides in a story
    fights between only single characters
    arguments
    only something experienced by the antagonist
  • Question 14
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    When the struggle in the story is happening between the protagonist and him or herself, it is called ________________ (also known as person vs. self).

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    conflict from parents

    external conflict

    internal conflict

    school conflict

  • Question 15
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    Q. When the struggle in the story is happening between the protagonist and some other force, it is called _________________. 
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    external conflict
    school conflict
    conflict from parents
    internal conflict
  • Question 16
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    Q.

    One type of external conflict where the protagonist struggles against the antagonist (either as a single person or a small group of people) is called ____________________-.

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    person vs. self

    person vs. society

    person vs. nature

    person vs. person

  • Question 17
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    A type of external conflict where the setting or the environment works against the protagonist is called ________________.

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    person vs. self

    person vs. society

    person vs. person

    person vs. nature

  • Question 18
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    An external conflict where the protagonist is against a larger group trying to "right the wrongs" happening in the world is called ________________________.

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    person vs. society

    person vs. nature

    person vs. self

    person vs. person

  • Question 19
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    Q. What is theme?
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    the main idea of the story
    the title of the story
    the law in the story
    the life lesson of the story
  • Question 20
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    Q. What is point of view?
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    how well the protagonist sees
    how the author shows the story to the reader
    what the narrator thinks
    what the author thinks
  • Question 21
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    Q. When the narrator is one of the characters who is experiencing the story, it is called ___________________ point of view.
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    first person
    second person
    third person
    third person limited
  • Question 22
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    Q. When the narrator uses the word "you" to tell another character or the reader about the story, it is called __________________ point of view. 
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    first person
    second person 
    third person
    third person omniscient
  • Question 23
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    Q. When the narrator reports the events that happen to the protagonist and uses words like "he" or "she," it is called __________________ point of view. 
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    first person
    second person
    third person limited
    third person omniscient
  • Question 24
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    Q. What point of view is the author using when the narrator knows everything about every character?
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    first person
    second person
    third person limited
    third person omniscient
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