Comparing Short Stories And Analyzing Theme

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This quiz goes a little deeper into short stories, with questions about comparing stories and looking at theme.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In a Venn Diagram, what information goes into the overlapping middle section?

    • A.

      Extra details

    • B.

      Elements that are the same

    • C.

      Elements that are different

    Correct Answer
    B. Elements that are the same
    The middle shares all of the information that is the same, which the two outside pieces cover the differences.

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  • 2. 

    Please give an example of a story that follows a standard pattern (with examples), and please explain why it is important to have easy-to-remember patterns in a story.

  • 3. 

    Which of the following could be considered a theme?

    • A.


    • B.


    • C.


    • D.


    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Friendship
    C. Courage
    Friendship and courage can be considered themes because they are broad, recurring ideas that can be explored and developed in various ways. They are universal concepts that can be relevant and relatable to people across different cultures and time periods. Themes often serve as the underlying message or lesson in a story or piece of literature, and they can provide insight into human nature and the human experience. On the other hand, dogs and lunchtime are more specific topics or subjects rather than overarching themes.

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  • 4. 

    How are the characters of Yeh-Shen and Cinderella the same? How are they different? Use details from the story to support your answer.

  • 5. 

    Stories from around the world can be exactly the same.

    • A.


    • B.


    Correct Answer
    B. False
    While there may be many similarities, there are usually small differences that result from the different cultures, so no two stories will be exactly the same.

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