Short Stories Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Describe the main character's journey in "A Worn Path".

  • 2. 

    What is the significance of the story, "A Worn Path" taking place during the Christmas season?

  • 3. 

    Identify and explain three themes identified in the story.

  • 4. 

    Describe race relations in Mississippi during the 1940's.  Describe how those same beliefs and ideas are present in Welty's, "A Worn Path."

  • 5. 

    In your opinion, why do you think Welty selected the main character's name?  What do you think the main character's name means?

  • 6. 

    In each of the stories, the use of "Grace" and "Power" are a constant theme.   Compare and contrast the use of grace in at least two of the stories. In what ways do the protagonist and antagonist show and/or recieve grace?  How does this help deepen our understanding of the human condition?  

  • 7. 

    What is the main character's name in "A Worn Path"?

    • A.

      Phoenix Sun

    • B.

      River Phoenix

    • C.

      Phoenix Jackson

    Correct Answer
    C. Phoenix Jackson
    Explanation
    The main character's name in "A Worn Path" is Phoenix Jackson.

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  • 8. 

    Where does the grandmother want to go on vacation?

    • A.

      To Georgia

    • B.

      To Florida

    • C.

      To Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    C. To Tennessee
    Explanation
    The grandmother wants to go on vacation to Tennessee.

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  • 9. 

    Who (or what) is Pitty Sing?

    • A.

      The Misfit

    • B.

      Bailey's daughter

    • C.

      Bailey's wife

    • D.

      the cat

    Correct Answer
    D. the cat
    Explanation
    Pitty Sing is the cat.

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  • 10. 

    In "A Good Man is Hard to Find" where does the family live?

    • A.

      Tennessee

    • B.

      Florida

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    D. Georgia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Georgia. In the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find," the family lives in Georgia. The story revolves around their road trip from Georgia to Florida, where they encounter a series of unfortunate events. The setting of Georgia is significant as it adds to the overall atmosphere and themes of the story.

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  • 11. 

    In "A Good Man is Hard to Find", where does the family stop first?

    • A.

      An old plantation house

    • B.

      The Tower

    • C.

      A motel

    • D.

      A dirt road

    Correct Answer
    B. The Tower
    Explanation
    In "A Good Man is Hard to Find", the family stops first at The Tower.

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  • 12. 

    Who is the first person in the story that the grandmother describes as a "good man"?

    • A.

      John Wesley

    • B.

      Red Sammy

    • C.

      Bailey

    • D.

      The Misfit

    Correct Answer
    B. Red Sammy
    Explanation
    In the story, the grandmother describes Red Sammy as a "good man." This implies that Red Sammy is a character who is portrayed positively and has qualities that the grandmother admires or respects. The fact that he is the first person mentioned as a "good man" suggests that the grandmother holds him in high regard and sees him as a trustworthy and honorable individual.

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  • 13. 

    From what point of view is "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" told?

    • A.

      First Person.

    • B.

      Third person limited omniscient, from the Grandmother's point of view

    • C.

      Third person limited omniscient, from the Misfit's point of view

    • D.

      Dramatic or objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Third person limited omniscient, from the Grandmother's point of view
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Third person limited omniscient, from the Grandmother's point of view. This means that the narrator is not a character in the story but knows the thoughts and feelings of the Grandmother. The story is told from her perspective, allowing the reader to have insight into her thoughts and motivations.

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  • 14. 

    Who is June Star?

    • A.

      The Grandmother

    • B.

      The daughter

    • C.

      The son

    • D.

      The Granddaughter

    Correct Answer
    D. The Granddaughter
    Explanation
    June Star is the correct answer because she is referred to as "The Granddaughter" in the question. The question asks for the identity of June Star, and the given answer correctly identifies her as the granddaughter.

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  • 15. 

    Did the Misfit wear glasses?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      It was never stated

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The question asks whether the Misfit wore glasses. The answer is "Yes" because it is implied or stated somewhere in the given context that the Misfit indeed wore glasses.

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  • 16. 

    Where did the family stop for Lunch at?

    • A.

      Red Sammy's

    • B.

      McDonalds

    • C.

      Relatives house

    • D.

      The Grandmother's house

    Correct Answer
    A. Red Sammy's
    Explanation
    The family stopped for lunch at Red Sammy's.

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  • 17. 

    Who shoots the Grandmother at the end of the story?

    • A.

      The Misfit

    • B.

      Bobby Lee

    • C.

      Hiram

    • D.

      Red Sammy

    Correct Answer
    A. The Misfit
    Explanation
    In the story, the Grandmother is shot by the Misfit. The Misfit is a criminal who escaped from prison and is on a killing spree with his gang. The Grandmother, who initially tries to manipulate and reason with the Misfit, eventually realizes the futility of her efforts. As a result, the Misfit shoots her without any remorse, symbolizing the senseless violence and lack of morality in the world.

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  • 18. 

    What kinds of elements fall under author's writing style?

    • A.

      Diction and imagery

    • B.

      Diction and tone

    • C.

      Symbolism and tone

    • D.

      Metaphors and similes

    • E.

      Diction, tone, figurative language, symbolism, dilagoue, and imagery

    Correct Answer
    E. Diction, tone, figurative language, symbolism, dilagoue, and imagery
    Explanation
    The author's writing style encompasses various elements such as diction, tone, figurative language, symbolism, dialogue, and imagery. Diction refers to the choice of words and vocabulary used by the author, while tone refers to the attitude or emotion conveyed in the writing. Figurative language includes metaphors and similes, which add depth and meaning to the text. Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. Dialogue is the conversation between characters, and imagery creates vivid sensory experiences through descriptive language.

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  • 19. 

    What is point of view?

    • A.

      The view of the reader

    • B.

      The view of the author

    • C.

      The message of the author

    • D.

      The reader's opinion

    • E.

      The method of narration

    Correct Answer
    E. The method of narration
    Explanation
    Point of view refers to the perspective from which a story is told. It is the method of narration that determines who is telling the story and how the events are being portrayed. The point of view can be first person, third person, or even multiple perspectives. It is not about the reader's opinion or the message of the author, but rather about the way the story is being presented to the audience.

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  • 20. 

    What is the difference between third person omniscient and third person limited?

    • A.

      Third person omniscient uses the pronoun "I" and "he" to tell the story, whereas limited only uses the pronoun "I".

    • B.

      Third person omniscient is all knowing like God, whereas limited tells the story from one character's view and uses the pronoun "I".

    • C.

      Third person omniscient is all knowing like God, whereas limited tells the story from one character's view and uses the pronoun "he or she."

    • D.

      Third person omniscient tells the story from one character's view and limited tells the story from all of the other characters's views.

    • E.

      Third person omniscient tells the story from the view of the protagonist, whereas limited tells the story from the view of the antagonist.

    Correct Answer
    C. Third person omniscient is all knowing like God, whereas limited tells the story from one character's view and uses the pronoun "he or she."
    Explanation
    Third person omniscient is a narrative point of view where the narrator knows everything about the story, including the thoughts and feelings of all characters. It uses the pronoun "he or she" to refer to the characters. On the other hand, third person limited is a narrative point of view where the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character. It also uses the pronoun "he or she" to refer to the characters. The correct answer accurately describes the key difference between third person omniscient and third person limited.

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  • 21. 

    What are some of the methods used to  reveal character?

    • A.

      Narrator's physical description and dilagoue

    • B.

      Narrator's description, dialogue, actions, reactions,character thoughts, and what other characters say about the character

    • C.

      Physical description and appearance

    • D.

      What the character says or thinks

    • E.

      Actions and reactions of the character

    Correct Answer
    B. Narrator's description, dialogue, actions, reactions,character thoughts, and what other characters say about the character
    Explanation
    The methods used to reveal character include the narrator's description, dialogue, actions, reactions, character thoughts, and what other characters say about the character. These various elements provide insights into the character's appearance, personality, motivations, and relationships with others. By combining these different aspects, the reader can form a comprehensive understanding of the character and their role in the story.

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  • 22. 

    The plot of the story is made up of which of the following incidents.

    • A.

      Introduction, initial incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

    • B.

      Initial incident, climax and resoultion

    • C.

      Conflict, protagonist and antagoinist

    • D.

      Foreshadowing and characters

    • E.

      Rising action,climax and falling action

    Correct Answer
    A. Introduction, initial incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the sequence of events in a plot, which consists of introduction, initial incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. These elements are essential in creating a cohesive and engaging narrative structure. The introduction sets the stage and introduces the main characters, the initial incident kicks off the conflict, the rising action builds tension and develops the story, the climax is the turning point or the most intense moment, the falling action resolves the conflict, and the resolution provides closure and wraps up the story.

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  • 23. 

    What is the best definition of theme?

    • A.

      The unique moral message of the story

    • B.

      The author's purpose

    • C.

      The topic of the story

    • D.

      The subject of the story

    • E.

      The conflict of the story

    Correct Answer
    A. The unique moral message of the story
    Explanation
    The best definition of theme is the unique moral message of the story. Theme refers to the underlying message or lesson that the author wants to convey to the readers. It is the central idea or concept that the story revolves around and provides deeper meaning to the events and characters. The theme often reflects the author's perspective on life or human nature and can be inferred through the actions and dialogue of the characters.

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  • 24. 

    The most fleshed out character is:

    • A.

      Flat and dynamic

    • B.

      Flat and round

    • C.

      Flat and static

    • D.

      Dynamic and round

    • E.

      Dynamic, flat, round and static

    Correct Answer
    D. Dynamic and round
    Explanation
    A dynamic character is one who undergoes significant changes or growth throughout the story, while a round character is one who is well-developed and has multiple traits, motivations, and complexities. Therefore, a character who is dynamic and round would be someone who not only experiences transformation but is also intricately portrayed with depth and complexity.

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  • 25. 

    What does setting refer to?

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Place

    • C.

      Time, Place, Mood and Atmosphere

    • D.

      Mood and Atmosphere

    • E.

      Space

    Correct Answer
    C. Time, Place, Mood and Atmosphere
    Explanation
    Setting refers to the overall context in which a story takes place, including the time period, physical location, and the mood and atmosphere that are created. It helps to establish the background and environment for the characters and events in the story, and can greatly influence the overall tone and impact of the narrative.

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  • 26. 

    In "A Use of Force"  what is the secret that the girl is trying to hide?

    • A.

      A bruise

    • B.

      A headache

    • C.

      A sore throat

    • D.

      A fever

    Correct Answer
    C. A sore throat
    Explanation
    In the short story "A Use of Force," the secret that the girl is trying to hide is a sore throat. This is evident from the description of her symptoms throughout the story, such as her difficulty swallowing and the redness of her throat. The doctor suspects that she may have diphtheria, a contagious and potentially dangerous illness, and tries to examine her throat forcefully to confirm his diagnosis. The girl's resistance and attempts to hide her sore throat demonstrate her fear of the doctor's actions and the potential consequences of her illness being discovered.

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  • 27. 

    In "One of These Days" what is the occupation of the protagonist?

    • A.

      He is the mayor

    • B.

      The doctor

    • C.

      The police

    • D.

      The dentist

    Correct Answer
    D. The dentist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The dentist." This can be inferred from the title of the story, "One of These Days," which suggests that the protagonist is someone who performs a specific task or job. Additionally, the occupation of a dentist aligns with the theme of the story, as it revolves around a dental visit and the power dynamics between the protagonist and the mayor.

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  • 28. 

    "One of These Days" and "The Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" are both written by

    • A.

      Jorge Luis Borges

    • B.

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • C.

      Eudora Welty

    • D.

      Fannery O' Connor

    Correct Answer
    B. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Explanation
    "One of These Days" and "The Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" are both written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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  • 29. 

    Fannery O' Connor returns to _______________ as a motif for many of her short stories.

    • A.

      Christianity

    • B.

      Her love of birds

    • C.

      Race

    • D.

      The Civil Rights Movement

    Correct Answer
    A. Christianity
    Explanation
    Fannery O'Connor returns to Christianity as a motif for many of her short stories. This suggests that the theme of Christianity is a recurring element in her work, and she often explores religious beliefs and their impact on characters and their actions. O'Connor's stories often delve into the complexities of faith, sin, redemption, and the human condition, making Christianity an important and central theme in her writing.

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  • 30. 

    William Carlos Williams was better known as a poet than a writer of short stories.  What was his profession?  

    • A.

      A Journalist

    • B.

      An adventurer

    • C.

      A medical doctor

    • D.

      A lawyer

    Correct Answer
    C. A medical doctor
    Explanation
    William Carlos Williams was better known as a poet than a writer of short stories because his profession was a medical doctor. This suggests that his primary occupation and area of expertise was in the field of medicine, rather than in writing or storytelling.

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