Short Story Elements Practice Quiz

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Short Story Element Quizzes & Trivia

This practice quiz will let you know what you need to study for the final.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mood
    • A. 

      The overall emotion created by a work of literature

    • B. 

      The author's attitude toward his readers and his subjects

    • C. 

      Time and place of a story

    • D. 

      An idea that is implied or suggested

  • 2. 
    A reference to another work of literature, person, or event.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      In medias res

    • D. 

      Exposition

  • 3. 
    An idea that is implied or suggested.
    • A. 

      Denotation

    • B. 

      Characterization

    • C. 

      Connotation

    • D. 

      Aside

  • 4. 
    Alliteration
    • A. 

      Repetition of initial consonant sounds in two or more words in a sentence or phrase

    • B. 

      The repetition of similar vowel sounds, usually close together in a group of words

    • C. 

      The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

    • D. 

      Jokes that result from multiple-word meanings or rhyming sounds

  • 5. 
    Denotation
    • A. 

      An idea that is implied or suggested

    • B. 

      Something that stands for something else

    • C. 

      The author's attitude towards his readers and his subjects

    • D. 

      The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

  • 6. 
    The use of one thing to stand for or represent another.
    • A. 

      Symbolism

    • B. 

      Point of view

    • C. 

      Understatement

    • D. 

      Characterization

  • 7. 
    Idiom
    • A. 

      The emotional tone or background that surrounds a scene

    • B. 

      An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally

    • C. 

      A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage to hear

    • D. 

      The use of figures of speech to create vivid images that appeal to the senses

  • 8. 
    An archetype is:
    • A. 

      A kind of person

    • B. 

      A connection between people

    • C. 

      An original pattern or model that other things are copied after

    • D. 

      A literary term that describes meticulously created stories

    • E. 

      Mr. Runck is the best teacher in the world

  • 9. 
    Onomatopoeia
    • A. 

      Language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).

    • B. 

      A figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced with the words "like" or "as".

    • C. 

      Expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of the word.

    • D. 

      The sound of the word imitates the original sound.

  • 10. 
    ________________is the emotional attitude the author takes towards hir subject.
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 11. 
    The primary or explicit meaning of a word, phrase or symbol
    • A. 

      Anecdote

    • B. 

      Antithesis

    • C. 

      Denotation

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 12. 
    Links the objects, characters, adn events of a story with meanings beyond the literal meaning of the story.
    • A. 

      Cliche

    • B. 

      Personifications

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Allegory

  • 13. 
    An overused phrase, such as "busy as a beaver" is called...
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Cliche

  • 14. 
    What is the definition of Metaphor
    • A. 

      Comparison b/w dis-similar things that asserts something is another thing

    • B. 

      Comparison b/w 2 dis-similar thinks using "like" or "as"

    • C. 

      Last words in the two lines will rhyme

    • D. 

      When the character is alone on stage and they state a monologue

  • 15. 
    What does exposition mean?
    • A. 

      The beginning of a story

    • B. 

      The general background of a story

    • C. 

      How the problem gets resolved

    • D. 

      The turning point of a story

  • 16. 
    Exposition includes . . .
    • A. 

      Characters and climax

    • B. 

      Beans and rice

    • C. 

      Setting and character introduction

    • D. 

      Historical and cultural

  • 17. 
    Rising Action is . . .
    • A. 

      How the story resolves or the problem is solved

    • B. 

      The middle part of the story

    • C. 

      What happens after the climax

    • D. 

      How the story builds tension and suspense to a climax

  • 18. 
    Which one is NOT a type of conflict?
    • A. 

      Character vs. self

    • B. 

      Character vs. society

    • C. 

      Character vs. nature

    • D. 

      Character vs. ignorance

  • 19. 
    Climax is . . .
    • A. 

      The turning point of a story

    • B. 

      The end of the story

    • C. 

      The most intense part of a narrative

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      Both A and B

  • 20. 
    Falling action is . . .
    • A. 

      What happens at the beginning of a story

    • B. 

      Before the climax when tension builds

    • C. 

      When tension is released before the resolution

    • D. 

      When Rambo falls off the aircraft carrier

  • 21. 
    How the problem is solved in a story is called . . .
    • A. 

      The resolution

    • B. 

      The exposition

    • C. 

      The conflict

    • D. 

      The climax

  • 22. 
    ___is the author’s attitude about what he is writing about
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Exposition

    • E. 

      Tone

  • 23. 
    The main character
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Foil

  • 24. 
    The character or force
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Foil

  • 25. 
    It creates plot. It is the essence of fiction.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Climax

    • C. 

      Conflict

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