Short Stories Trivia Quiz

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Short Story Quizzes & Trivia

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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

  • 8. 
    Where does the grandmother want to go on vacation?
    • A. 

      To Georgia

    • B. 

      To Florida

    • C. 

      To Tennessee

  • 9. 
    Who (or what) is Pitty Sing?
    • A. 

      The Misfit

    • B. 

      Bailey's daughter

    • C. 

      Bailey's wife

    • D. 

      the cat

  • 10. 
    In "A Good Man is Hard to Find" where does the family live?
    • A. 

      Tennessee

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Alabama

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Who is June Star?
    • A. 

      The Grandmother

    • B. 

      The daughter

    • C. 

      The son

    • D. 

      The Granddaughter

  • 15. 
    Did the Misfit wear glasses?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      It was never stated

  • 16. 
    Where did the family stop for Lunch at?
    • A. 

      Red Sammy's

    • B. 

      McDonalds

    • C. 

      Relatives house

    • D. 

      The Grandmother's house

  • 17. 
    Who shoots the Grandmother at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      The Misfit

    • B. 

      Bobby Lee

    • C. 

      Hiram

    • D. 

      Red Sammy

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 25. 
    What does setting refer to?
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      Place

    • C. 

      Time, Place, Mood and Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Mood and Atmosphere

    • E. 

      Space

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