Quiz For Short Fiction

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Quiz For Short Fiction

This is a multiple choice, true/false quiz that tests students' understanding of the definitions of the elements of short fiction. This quiz comes at the end of the five units before the proposal for the research essay. Students are expected to use appropriate literary terms (elements of short fiction, as an example) in their final papers. Feedback from the quiz will be used to improve delivery of course materials and find out how well students understand material presented in the five units.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which answer best suits the definition of theme?
    • A. 

      A central, unifying idea that is made evident through the action and imagery in a work of fiction.

    • B. 

      The subject of a work of short fiction.

    • C. 

      A point made by a character speaking in a work of short fiction

  • 2. 
    Which option below best defines character in short fiction?
    • A. 

      The means by which the structure in short fiction is advanced.

    • B. 

      The main focus of any narrative that creates imagery in short fiction.

    • C. 

      Any person who plays a part in a narrative, including flat, or static, round, or dynamic characters.

  • 3. 
    Which of the statements below best defines plot?
    • A. 

      The way characters interact to create tension.

    • B. 

      A series of events in a narrative that form the action in which character(s) experience conflict that propels the story forward toward resolution.

    • C. 

      A perspective from which an author lets the reader view the action of a narrative.

  • 4. 
    Which statement below best defines what point of view is in short fiction?
    • A. 

      The way a particular character views the situation.

    • B. 

      The main character's vision of the future.

    • C. 

      A perspective from which an author lets the reader view the action of the narrative.

  • 5. 
    Select one of the statements below that best defines what style in short fiction is.
    • A. 

      The way a character portrays him/herself.

    • B. 

      The way you think the plot unfolds.

    • C. 

      The manner in which the author expresses him/herself in a work of short fiction.

  • 6. 
    Theme is the topic of a work of short fiction?  True/false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Plot a perspective from which an author lets the reader view the action of a narrative?  True/false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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