Elements Of Literature: Test Your Knowledge About Story Elements! Trivia Quiz

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Below is an elements of Literature trivia quiz designed to help you test your knowledge about story elements. It is perfect for all aspiring writers to test out what they know about what is needed to make a story juicy and flow in a way that does not confuse the readers. Do give it a try and get to test what you know about story writing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The time and location in which a story takes place.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Setting

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Characterization

  • 2. 
    There are ___________ kinds of conflict.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 3. 
    The underlying meaning or main idea of a story is called the ______________.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Plot

    • D. 

      Setting

  • 4. 
    Don't judge a book by its cover is an example of ___________.
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Conflict

  • 5. 
    The angle from which the story is told.
    • A. 

      Camera view

    • B. 

      Character view

    • C. 

      Point of view

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The central, main character of a story is called the ____________.
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Antagonizer

    • D. 

      Instigator

  • 7. 
    The opposition of forces, essential to the plot is called__________?
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Climax

  • 8. 
    The most exciting part of the story is called the _________.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Exposition

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Rising action

  • 9. 
    What is a person or animal which takes part in the action of a story called?
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Conflict

    • E. 

      Narrator

  • 10. 
    What is the sequence of events involving characters and a central conflict called?
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Conflict

    • E. 

      Narrator

  • 11. 
    The character who opposes the main character is called the __________.
    • A. 

      Protagonist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

    • C. 

      Dynamic character

    • D. 

      Static character

  • 12. 
    What type of character does not change?
    • A. 

      Dynamic

    • B. 

      Round

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Static

  • 13. 
    What type of character changes point of view and develops throughout the story?
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Static

    • D. 

      Round

    • E. 

      Flat

  • 14. 
    All events leading up to the climax?
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Rising action

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 15. 
    All events after the climax and leading to the resolution?
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Rising action

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 16. 
    End of the central conflict?
    • A. 

      Falling action

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Rising action

  • 17. 
    What is the term called that does not change and stands for something?
    • A. 

      Symbolism

    • B. 

      Abstract

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 18. 
    Comparison of two unlike things that use like or as is called_________.
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

  • 19. 
    Figures of speech an author uses to clarify meaning of his/her writing
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Figurative Language

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 20. 
    Comparison of two unlike things that doe not include like or as.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 21. 
    Literary term that means giving human characteristics to something that is not human.
    • A. 

      Hypberbole

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 22. 
    What term means category or kind of story?
    • A. 

      Fiction

    • B. 

      Non-Fiction

    • C. 

      Genre

    • D. 

      Literature

  • 23. 
    All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What is the  genre name that uses characters, settings, and plots, that aren't real but could resemble the truth?
    • A. 

      Non-Fiction

    • B. 

      Fantasy

    • C. 

      Fiction

    • D. 

      Historical Fiction

  • 25. 
    What is the genre name for fiction set in the past?
    • A. 

      Realistic Fiction

    • B. 

      Historical Fiction

    • C. 

      Science Fiction

    • D. 

      Fantasy

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