Short Story Literary Elements Trivia: Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The vantage point from which a story is told is 

    • A.

      Chronological order

    • B.

      Point of view

    • C.

      Plot

    • D.

      Conflict

    • E.

      Inference

    Correct Answer
    B. Point of view
    Explanation
    The vantage point from which a story is told refers to the perspective or position of the narrator or storyteller. It determines what information is shared with the reader and how it is presented. Point of view can be first person, where the narrator is a character in the story and tells it from their own perspective, or third person, where the narrator is an outsider looking in. The choice of point of view can greatly impact the reader's understanding and interpretation of the events in the story.

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  • 2. 

    The time and place of a story, play, or narrative poem is called

    • A.

      Point of view

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Climax

    • D.

      Theme

    • E.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    E. Setting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "setting". The setting refers to the time and place in which a story, play, or narrative poem takes place. It helps to establish the context and atmosphere of the narrative, providing important details that contribute to the overall understanding and interpretation of the work.

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  • 3. 

    The final part of the story in which the conflict is resolved and the story is brought to a close is called 

    • A.

      Resolution

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      First-person

    • D.

      Omniscient

    • E.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    A. Resolution
    Explanation
    The resolution is the final part of the story where the conflict is resolved and the loose ends are tied up. It is the point where the main character(s) achieve their goals or come to a realization. The resolution brings the story to a close and provides a sense of closure for the reader. It is an essential element in storytelling as it gives a satisfying conclusion to the narrative.

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  • 4. 

    A story that presents events in the time sequence in which they occurred one right after the other is called

    • A.

      Chronological order

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      Third-person limited

    • D.

      Conflict

    • E.

      Foreshadowing

    Correct Answer
    A. Chronological order
    Explanation
    Chronological order refers to the arrangement of events in the order in which they occurred. This means that events are presented one after the other in the time sequence they happened. It helps readers understand the progression of the story and how events are connected. By following a chronological order, the story becomes more coherent and easier to follow. It allows readers to track the development of characters and plot in a logical and organized manner.

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  • 5. 

    The type of point of view in a story where the narrator focuses on the thoughts and  feelings of only one character.

    • A.

      Omniscient

    • B.

      Third person limited

    • C.

      First person

    • D.

      Point of view

    • E.

      Inference

    Correct Answer
    B. Third person limited
    Explanation
    Third person limited point of view is the correct answer because it refers to a narrative perspective where the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character. This means that the narrator is limited to the perspective of a single character and does not have access to the thoughts and feelings of other characters. This allows the reader to have a more intimate understanding of the chosen character while still maintaining some distance from the story.

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  • 6. 

    When you take new information, add it to something you already know, and make an educated guess about what’s going on you are making a(n)

    • A.

      Inference

    • B.

      Point of view

    • C.

      Climax

    • D.

      Plot

    • E.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    A. Inference
    Explanation
    When you take new information, add it to something you already know, and make an educated guess about what's going on, you are making an inference. This means that you are using your existing knowledge and the new information to draw a conclusion or make a prediction about the situation. Inferences are often based on evidence and can help us understand the deeper meaning or implications of a situation or text.

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  • 7. 

    The most exciting moment in the story, when the outcome is decided one way or another is called 

    • A.

      Short story

    • B.

      Conflict

    • C.

      Mood

    • D.

      Climax

    • E.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    D. Climax
    Explanation
    The climax is the most exciting moment in a story when the outcome is decided one way or another. It is the point of highest tension and drama, where the conflicts and obstacles faced by the characters reach their peak. The climax is a turning point in the story and often determines the resolution or outcome of the plot. It is a crucial moment that keeps readers engaged and eager to find out what happens next.

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  • 8. 

    The word for a person or an animal in a story, a play, or another literary work.

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      First person

    • D.

      Mood

    • E.

      Character

    Correct Answer
    E. Character
    Explanation
    A character is the word for a person or an animal in a story, play, or another literary work. Characters are essential components of any narrative as they drive the plot and engage readers or viewers. They have distinct personalities, traits, and motivations that influence the events and outcomes of the story. Characters can be protagonists, antagonists, or supporting roles, and their development and interactions shape the overall narrative structure.

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  • 9. 

    The overall  feeling of a work of literature  is called

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Mood

    • C.

      Setting

    • D.

      Inference

    • E.

      Climax

    Correct Answer
    B. Mood
    Explanation
    The overall feeling of a work of literature is called "mood". Mood refers to the emotional atmosphere or tone that the author creates through their choice of words, imagery, and other literary devices. It is the way the reader feels while reading the text, whether it is happy, sad, suspenseful, or any other emotion. The mood of a literary work helps to set the tone and create an emotional connection with the reader, influencing their overall experience and interpretation of the story.

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  • 10. 

    A short,  fictional prose narrative is called a 

    • A.

      Short story

    • B.

      Climax

    • C.

      Plot

    • D.

      Theme

    • E.

      Foreshadowing

    Correct Answer
    A. Short story
    Explanation
    A short, fictional prose narrative is called a short story. It is a brief work of fiction that typically focuses on a single event, character, or theme. Short stories are known for their concise storytelling and ability to convey powerful messages in a limited space. They often have a clear beginning, middle, and end, and can explore various literary elements such as plot, character development, and symbolism.

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  • 11. 

    When one of the characters, using the personal pronoun I, tells the story. 

    • A.

      Third person limited

    • B.

      Omniscient

    • C.

      First person

    • D.

      Point of view

    • E.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    C. First person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is first person. In first person point of view, one of the characters narrates the story using the personal pronoun "I". This perspective allows the reader to directly experience the events and emotions through the narrator's eyes. The use of "I" creates a sense of intimacy and can provide insight into the narrator's thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

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  • 12. 

    The use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot.

    • A.

      Climax

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Mood

    • D.

      Theme

    • E.

      Foreshadowing

    Correct Answer
    E. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing is the use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot. It is a literary technique that helps create suspense and anticipation in the reader. By subtly hinting at future events, foreshadowing adds depth and complexity to the story. It allows the reader to make connections and predictions, enhancing their engagement with the narrative. Foreshadowing can be achieved through various means, such as symbolism, dialogue, or imagery. It serves to build tension and anticipation, leading up to the climax and resolution of the story.

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  • 13. 

    The general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals is called

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Theme

    • C.

      Resolution

    • D.

      Point of view

    • E.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    B. Theme
    Explanation
    The correct answer is theme. Theme refers to the underlying message or main idea that a work of literature conveys about life. It is the central concept that the author wants readers to understand and reflect upon. While the other options are important elements in literature, they do not specifically refer to the overall insight about life that a work of literature reveals.

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  • 14. 

    What happens in a short story, novel, or play is the 

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Mood

    • C.

      Theme

    • D.

      Plot

    • E.

      Climax

    Correct Answer
    D. Plot
    Explanation
    The plot refers to the sequence of events that occur in a short story, novel, or play. It includes the main events, conflicts, and resolutions that drive the narrative forward. The plot is what keeps the reader engaged and interested in the story, as it unfolds and develops. It is different from the setting, which refers to the time and place where the story takes place, the mood, which refers to the atmosphere or emotional tone of the story, and the theme, which refers to the underlying message or central idea of the story. The climax, on the other hand, is the turning point or the most intense moment in the plot.

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  • 15. 

    The problem is called the

    • A.

      Resolution

    • B.

      Conflict

    • C.

      Plot

    • D.

      Climax

    • E.

      Inference

    Correct Answer
    B. Conflict
    Explanation
    The correct answer is conflict because conflict refers to the struggle or problem that drives the story forward. It is the central issue or challenge that the characters face and must overcome. Conflict can be internal (within a character's mind or emotions) or external (between characters or with the environment). It creates tension and keeps the audience engaged in the story.

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