English Short Story Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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English Short Story Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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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