English Short Story Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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English Short Story Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

Do you know about short stories, and would you be able to pass this quiz? This quiz is all about “A Father’s Story” and “Dreams of Distant Lives. ” You will have to answer queries like who the main character in “A Father’s Story” is, what the story structure looks like for “Dreams of Distant Lives,” why characters are often unnamed, and which story is not in 3rd limited. Good luck with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four elements of exposition?
    • A. 

      Who, what, where, when, why

    • B. 

      Who, what, where

    • C. 

      Who, what, where, when, possible foreshadow

    • D. 

      Possible foreshadow

  • 2. 
    What are the four elements of exposition?
    • A. 

      Who, what, where, when, why

    • B. 

      Who, what, where

    • C. 

      Who, what, where, when, possible foreshadow

    • D. 

      Possible foreshadow

  • 3. 
    What is the main character named in 'A Father's Story'?
    • A. 

      Linc Rider

    • B. 

      Charlie Gordon

    • C. 

      You never learn his name

    • D. 

      Luke Ripley

  • 4. 
    What is the main character named in 'A Father's Story'?
    • A. 

      Linc Rider

    • B. 

      Charlie Gordon

    • C. 

      You never learn his name

    • D. 

      Luke Ripley

  • 5. 
    What does the story structure look like for 'Dreams of Distant lives'?
    • A. 

      A spiral

    • B. 

      A narritive arc

    • C. 

      Traditional story mountain

    • D. 

      A horizontal line

  • 6. 
    What does the story structure look like for 'Dreams of Distant lives'?
    • A. 

      A spiral

    • B. 

      A narritive arc

    • C. 

      Traditional story mountain

    • D. 

      A horizontal line

  • 7. 
    Why is a character not often named?
    • A. 

      Because they don't knwo who they are

    • B. 

      So the story can apply to anyone

    • C. 

      Because then it has more anomaly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Why is a character not often named?
    • A. 

      Because they don't knwo who they are

    • B. 

      So the story can apply to anyone

    • C. 

      Because then it has more anomaly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which story of the following is NOT in 3rd limited?
    • A. 

      The Most Dangerous Game

    • B. 

      The Necklace

    • C. 

      Flowers for Algernon

    • D. 

      The Pedestrian

  • 10. 
    Which story of the following is NOT in 3rd limited?
    • A. 

      The Most Dangerous Game

    • B. 

      The Necklace

    • C. 

      Flowers for Algernon

    • D. 

      The Pedestrian

  • 11. 
    In 'The Yellow Wallpaper', why is the time, 1882, important?
    • A. 

      The author wanted it to be then

    • B. 

      Many of the story elements, such as the reaction to her disease and her realationship with her husband, reflect the time

    • C. 

      Really important events happened then that would cause a person to go insane.

    • D. 

      Yellow wallpaper was really popular.

  • 12. 
    In 'The Yellow Wallpaper', why is the time, 1882, important?
    • A. 

      The author wanted it to be then

    • B. 

      Many of the story elements, such as the reaction to her disease and her realationship with her husband, reflect the time

    • C. 

      Really important events happened then that would cause a person to go insane.

    • D. 

      Yellow wallpaper was really popular.

  • 13. 
    In 'A Worn Path', how is Pheonix a pheonix?
    • A. 

      She is, in a way, immortal becuase she passes on her knowledge to her grandson and is really old

    • B. 

      She is a big, mythical bird

    • C. 

      She is able to heal her grandson, although not with her tears

    • D. 

      She can live forever, literally she can. FOREVER!

  • 14. 
    In 'A Worn Path', how is Pheonix a pheonix?
    • A. 

      She is, in a way, immortal becuase she passes on her knowledge to her grandson and is really old

    • B. 

      She is a big, mythical bird

    • C. 

      She is able to heal her grandson, although not with her tears

    • D. 

      She can live forever, literally she can. FOREVER!

  • 15. 
    What type of key literary term is in 'The Red Masque of Death'?
    • A. 

      Antecedent

    • B. 

      Dialouge

    • C. 

      Figurative language

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 16. 
    What type of key literary term is in 'The Red Masque of Death'?
    • A. 

      Antecedent

    • B. 

      Dialouge

    • C. 

      Figurative language

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 17. 
    Hypothesize what happens to Charlie at the end of 'Flowers for Algernon'?
    • A. 

      He becomes a world renowned genius

    • B. 

      He dies

    • C. 

      He turn into a mouse

    • D. 

      He becmoes just as un-intelligent as he was before

  • 18. 
    What story is Cathy, and un-named protagonist, Tyrone, Terry, Grandma, and Granpa Cain in?
    • A. 

      To Build a Fire

    • B. 

      Nobody's Business

    • C. 

      The Pedestrian

    • D. 

      Blues Ain't No Mockingbird

  • 19. 
    What story is Cathy, and un-named protagonist, Tyrone, Terry, Grandma, and Granpa Cain in?
    • A. 

      To Build a Fire

    • B. 

      Nobody's Business

    • C. 

      The Pedestrian

    • D. 

      Blues Ain't No Mockingbird

  • 20. 
    What are three elements of exposition in 'Thank You Ma'am'?
    • A. 

      11 o'clock, at night, a woman

    • B. 

      Night, a woman and a boy, purse breaks

    • C. 

      11 o'clock at night, a woman and a boy, boy tries to steal but then she takes him back to her house

    • D. 

      11 o'clock, at night, a woman and a boy, boy tires to steal but fails

  • 21. 
    What are three elements of exposition in 'Thank You Ma'am'?
    • A. 

      11 o'clock, at night, a woman

    • B. 

      Night, a woman and a boy, purse breaks

    • C. 

      11 o'clock at night, a woman and a boy, boy tries to steal but then she takes him back to her house

    • D. 

      11 o'clock, at night, a woman and a boy, boy tires to steal but fails

  • 22. 
    In 'To Build a Fire' what does the man dying and the dog living simply?
    • A. 

      Dogs are better than cats

    • B. 

      People are dumb

    • C. 

      Ultimitely, our animal insticts work the best in a situation in the wilderness

    • D. 

      People need to have things like pads on our feet and a hairy coat like animals do

  • 23. 
    In 'The Bet', why did the author choose to have the two characters be a lawyer and a banker?
    • A. 

      A lawyer more often deals with death penalty cases and bankers like to kill people.

    • B. 

      Lawyers adn banker often make bets

    • C. 

      Bankers have a lot of money that they can use to gamble, so the story seems plausible.

    • D. 

      Lawyers mostly deal with people and they might have encountered a case where the death penalty was used unfairly and bankers are sterotypically colder and just deal with money

  • 24. 
    In 'To Build a Fire' what does the man dying and the dog livin gimply?
    • A. 

      Dogs are better than cats

    • B. 

      People are dumb

    • C. 

      Ultimitely, our animal insticts work the best in a situation in the wilderness

    • D. 

      People need to have things like pads on our feet and a hairy coat like animals do

  • 25. 
    In 'The Bet', why did the author choose to have the two characters be a lawyer and a banker?
    • A. 

      A lawyer more often deals with death penalty cases and bankers like to kill people.

    • B. 

      Lawyers adn banker often make bets

    • C. 

      Bankers have a lot of money that they can use to gamble, so the story seems plausible.

    • D. 

      Lawyers mostly deal with people and they might have encountered a case where the death penalty was used unfairly and bankers are sterotypically colder and just deal with money

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