Children's Literature Quiz Chapters 2 And 3

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Chapters 2 and 3
15 Questions, All Multiple Choice


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The plot is

    • A.

      A piece of land on which one can build a house

    • B.

      A particular period of time

    • C.

      The events of the story and the sequence in which they are told

    • D.

      The structure of the story in episodic measures with the complexity of plot

    Correct Answer
    C. The events of the story and the sequence in which they are told
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the events of the story and the sequence in which they are told." This is because the plot refers to the storyline of a narrative and how the events unfold in a particular order. It includes the main events, conflicts, and resolution that drive the story forward and keep the audience engaged. The plot is essential in creating tension, building suspense, and delivering a satisfying narrative arc.

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  • 2. 

    The setting is

    • A.

      The time and place in which the story occurs

    • B.

      The actors position within the story

    • C.

      An integral part of the story

    • D.

      Usually difficult to imagine

    Correct Answer
    A. The time and place in which the story occurs
    Explanation
    The setting refers to the time and place in which the story takes place. It is an integral part of the story as it helps to establish the context, atmosphere, and mood. The setting provides a backdrop for the events and actions of the characters and can also influence the plot. It helps the readers to visualize and understand the story better by creating a sense of time and location.

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  • 3. 

    The protagonist is

    • A.

      The opposite of an antagonist

    • B.

      The main character

    • C.

      The secondary character

    • D.

      Another word for the flat character

    Correct Answer
    B. The main character
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the main character". The protagonist is the central character in a story, around whom the plot revolves. They are typically the one who faces challenges and drives the narrative forward. The main character is usually the focus of the story and often undergoes significant development or transformation throughout the course of the narrative.

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  • 4. 

    The theme of the story

    • A.

      Is mentioned immediately and always obvious

    • B.

      Is what is referred to in a thematic unit to bring cohesion to the lesson

    • C.

      Holds underlying meaning or significance

    • D.

      Covers a particular period of time

    Correct Answer
    C. Holds underlying meaning or significance
    Explanation
    The theme of a story holds underlying meaning or significance. It is the central idea or message that the author wants to convey to the reader. It may not be explicitly stated in the story, but it can be inferred through the characters, events, and symbols. The theme helps to give depth and purpose to the story, allowing readers to connect with the underlying message and reflect on its significance in their own lives.

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  • 5. 

    The style of the story 

    • A.

      Refers to the way an author helps you know a character

    • B.

      Refers to the time and place of occurance

    • C.

      Refers to an aesthetic understanding

    • D.

      Refers to the way an author tells the story

    Correct Answer
    D. Refers to the way an author tells the story
    Explanation
    The style of the story refers to the way an author tells the story. It encompasses the author's choice of language, tone, and narrative techniques, such as point of view, structure, and pacing. The style of the story can greatly impact the reader's experience and understanding of the narrative. It can evoke certain emotions, create a specific atmosphere, or convey the author's intended message. By analyzing the style of a story, readers can gain insights into the author's storytelling techniques and artistic choices.

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  • 6. 

    A plot can be

    • A.

      Chronological

    • B.

      Progressive

    • C.

      Episodic

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because a plot can be chronological, meaning events are presented in the order they occur; progressive, meaning events build upon each other and lead to a climax; and episodic, meaning the plot is structured as a series of separate episodes or events. Therefore, all three options accurately describe different types of plot structures.

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  • 7. 

    An episodic plot

    • A.

      Is one with complex multiple plots all happening within the story at one time.

    • B.

      Ties together separate short stories or episodes, each an entity in itself with its own conflict and resolution

    • C.

      Is usually boring and has no appeal with children

    • D.

      Disrupts chronology

    Correct Answer
    B. Ties together separate short stories or episodes, each an entity in itself with its own conflict and resolution
    Explanation
    An episodic plot is one that ties together separate short stories or episodes, each with its own conflict and resolution. This means that within the overall story, there are multiple plots happening simultaneously, but they are all connected and have their own individual story arcs. This type of plot structure allows for a diverse range of events and characters, creating a rich and engaging narrative. It can be an effective storytelling technique that keeps the audience interested and invested in the different storylines.

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  • 8. 

    Changes in traditional fictional form can be found in

    • A.

      Literature written since World War I

    • B.

      Literature written since the 1920's

    • C.

      Literature written since the Civil War

    • D.

      Literature written since the 1940's or "postmodern literature"

    Correct Answer
    D. Literature written since the 1940's or "postmodern literature"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "literature written since the 1940's or 'postmodern literature'". This answer suggests that the changes in traditional fictional form can be observed in literature that has been written since the 1940's or in the genre known as postmodern literature. This implies that there have been significant shifts in the way fiction is written and presented in these time periods or within this specific genre.

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  • 9. 

    Resistent readers are those who 

    • A.

      Have a high tolerance to friction.

    • B.

      Perceive that books are only meant for classrooms.

    • C.

      Have experienced ridicule and are embarrassed.

    • D.

      Can read but choose not to.

    Correct Answer
    D. Can read but choose not to.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can read but choose not to." This means that resistant readers have the ability to read but deliberately choose not to do so. This could be due to various reasons such as lack of interest, preference for other activities, or a negative attitude towards reading. They may understand the importance of reading but consciously decide not to engage in it.

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  • 10. 

    Resistent readers may include

    • A.

      Struggling readers

    • B.

      Ethnic and racial minorities

    • C.

      Boys

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because the term "resistant readers" refers to individuals who have difficulty with reading comprehension or struggle with reading in general. This can include struggling readers who may have learning disabilities or other difficulties, as well as ethnic and racial minorities who may face additional barriers to reading due to systemic inequities. Additionally, boys are often identified as a group that may be more likely to struggle with reading compared to girls. Therefore, all of these groups can be considered as examples of resistant readers.

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  • 11. 

    An estimate of a text's difficulty based on its vocabulary and sentence structure is called

    • A.

      Readability

    • B.

      Conceptual difficulty

    • C.

      Difficult comprehension

    • D.

      Complex text

    Correct Answer
    A. Readability
    Explanation
    Readability refers to an estimate of a text's difficulty based on its vocabulary and sentence structure. It assesses how easy or difficult a text is to read and comprehend. By analyzing the complexity of the language used and the structure of sentences, readability can provide an indication of the level of comprehension required to understand the text.

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  • 12. 

    The BookItProgram is sponsored by

    • A.

      Papa John's

    • B.

      LaRosa's

    • C.

      Pizza Hut

    • D.

      Adriatico's

    Correct Answer
    C. Pizza Hut
    Explanation
    The BookItProgram is sponsored by Pizza Hut.

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  • 13. 

    A book that carries the theme of "friendship" would be

    • A.

      David Defeats the Philistines

    • B.

      Charlotte's Web

    • C.

      Holler Loudly

    • D.

      What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

    Correct Answer
    B. Charlotte's Web
    Explanation
    Charlotte's Web would be a book that carries the theme of "friendship" because it tells the story of a friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. Throughout the book, Charlotte helps Wilbur by using her web to write messages about him, ultimately saving him from being slaughtered. The book emphasizes the importance of friendship and the ways in which friends can support and protect each other.

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  • 14. 

    Conflict may include person-against-self, person-against-nature and

    • A.

      Person-against-the law enforcement

    • B.

      Nature-against-nature

    • C.

      Person-against-society

    • D.

      Society-against-law enforcement

    Correct Answer
    C. Person-against-society
    Explanation
    The correct answer is person-against-society. Conflict in literature often involves a protagonist who goes against the norms, beliefs, or expectations of society. This type of conflict arises when a character's actions, beliefs, or values clash with those of the larger community or society they are a part of. It can involve challenging social conventions, fighting against injustice, or standing up for one's beliefs in the face of opposition from society.

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  • 15. 

    To convey information about events that occured earlier, authors may use 

    • A.

      Backflash

    • B.

      Flashlights

    • C.

      Backups

    • D.

      Flashback

    Correct Answer
    D. Flashback
    Explanation
    Authors may use flashback to convey information about events that occurred earlier. A flashback is a literary technique where the author interrupts the present narrative to take the reader back in time to a previous event or scene. This allows the author to provide background information, reveal character motivations, or create suspense. By using flashback, authors can provide a deeper understanding of the story and its characters, adding depth and complexity to the narrative.

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