Short Story Unit Review Test: Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The time and location in which a story takes place is known as ________________________.

    • A.

      Plot

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      Conflict

    • D.

      Characterization

    Correct Answer
    B. Setting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Setting." The setting refers to the time and location in which a story takes place. It includes the physical environment, historical period, and cultural context that influence the events and characters in the story. The setting helps to create a sense of atmosphere and can impact the overall mood and tone of the narrative.

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  • 2. 

    The central belief or main idea of a story is called the ______________.

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Mood

    • C.

      Plot

    • D.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    A. Theme
    Explanation
    The central belief or main idea of a story is called the theme. The theme represents the underlying message or lesson that the author wants to convey to the reader. It is the overarching concept that ties together the events, characters, and conflicts in the story. Unlike the plot, setting, or mood, which are elements that contribute to the overall story, the theme is the deeper meaning or moral that the reader can take away from the narrative.

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  • 3. 

    Survival is an example of ___________.

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Theme

    • C.

      Setting

    • D.

      Conflict

    Correct Answer
    B. Theme
    Explanation
    Survival can be seen as an example of theme because it is a recurring and central idea in many literary works. Themes are universal concepts or messages that the author wants to convey to the readers. Survival often explores the human instinct to persevere, overcome challenges, and adapt in difficult circumstances. It is a theme that can be found in various genres and forms of literature, highlighting the resilience and determination of characters in the face of adversity.

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  • 4. 

    The angle from which the story is told.

    • A.

      Camera view

    • B.

      Character view

    • C.

      Point of view

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Point of view
    Explanation
    The term "point of view" refers to the perspective or vantage point from which a story is narrated or presented. It determines the level of access and insight the reader or viewer has into the events and characters of the story. It can be first person, where the narrator is a character in the story, or third person, where the narrator is an external observer. The point of view chosen by the author or filmmaker greatly influences the reader's or viewer's understanding and interpretation of the story.

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  • 5. 

    The central, main character of a story is called the ____________.

    • A.

      Antagonist

    • B.

      Protagonist

    • C.

      Antagonizer

    • D.

      Instigator

    Correct Answer
    B. Protagonist
    Explanation
    The central, main character of a story is called the protagonist. This character is typically the one who drives the plot forward and undergoes a significant change or development throughout the story. They are usually the one the audience empathizes with or roots for. The antagonist, on the other hand, is the character or force that opposes the protagonist and creates conflict. The terms "antagonizer" and "instigator" are not commonly used to describe the central character of a story.

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  • 6. 

    The opposition between protagonist and antagonist, essential to the plot is called__________

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Conflict

    • C.

      Character

    • D.

      Climax

    Correct Answer
    B. Conflict
    Explanation
    The opposition between the protagonist and antagonist is a fundamental element in a plot. This conflict drives the story forward and creates tension and suspense. It is through this conflict that the protagonist's goals and desires are challenged by the antagonist, leading to the development of the plot and eventual resolution. Therefore, the correct answer is conflict.

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  • 7. 

    The most exciting part of the story is called the _________.

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Exposition

    • C.

      Climax

    • D.

      Rising action

    Correct Answer
    C. Climax
    Explanation
    The climax is the most exciting part of a story, where the conflict reaches its highest point and the outcome is determined. It is the moment of greatest tension and often the turning point of the narrative. The climax is where the reader's emotions are most engaged and where the story's main conflict is resolved. The other options, such as setting, exposition, and rising action, are important elements of the story but do not necessarily represent the most exciting part.

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  • 8. 

    A person or animal that takes part in the action of a story is called a  ___________________________.

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      Character

    • D.

      Conflict

    • E.

      Narrator

    Correct Answer
    C. Character
    Explanation
    A person or animal that takes part in the action of a story is called a character. Characters are the individuals or entities that drive the plot and engage in various conflicts and interactions within the story. They can be protagonists, antagonists, or supporting characters, and they play a crucial role in developing the narrative and engaging the readers or audience.

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  • 9. 

    A sequence of events involving characters and a central conflict is known as ___________________

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      Character

    • D.

      Conflict

    • E.

      Narrator

    Correct Answer
    B. Plot
    Explanation
    A sequence of events involving characters and a central conflict is known as the plot. The plot refers to the structure and organization of the events in a story, including the rising action, climax, and resolution. It encompasses the development and resolution of the conflict, as well as the actions and motivations of the characters involved. The plot is essential for creating a cohesive and engaging narrative.

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  • 10. 

    The villain or bad guy/gal in opposition to the main character is known as the  __________.

    • A.

      Protagonist

    • B.

      Antagonist

    • C.

      Dynamic character

    • D.

      Static character

    Correct Answer
    B. Antagonist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is antagonist. In a story, the antagonist is the character who opposes or creates conflict for the main character, also known as the protagonist. The antagonist can be a person, group, or even a force of nature. They serve as a source of tension and obstacles for the protagonist to overcome, driving the plot forward.

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  • 11. 

    All events leading up to the climax?

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Falling action

    • D.

      Rising action

    • E.

      Climax

    Correct Answer
    D. Rising action
    Explanation
    The rising action refers to the events in a story that build up the conflict and tension, leading to the climax. It includes all the events and complications that occur after the exposition and before the climax. During the rising action, the story's pace and intensity increase as the main characters face obstacles and make important decisions. These events set the stage for the climax, which is the turning point or the most intense moment in the story.

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  • 12. 

    All events after the climax, leading to the resolution?

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Falling action

    • D.

      Rising action

    • E.

      Climax

    Correct Answer
    C. Falling action
    Explanation
    The falling action refers to the events that occur after the climax of a story, leading to the resolution. It is the part of the plot where loose ends are tied up and the story starts to wind down. It typically involves the consequences or aftermath of the climax and allows for the resolution to take place. In this context, the falling action is the most appropriate answer as it accurately describes the events that follow the climax and lead to the resolution.

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  • 13. 

    The end result of the central conflict?

    • A.

      Falling action

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Climax

    • D.

      Rising action

    Correct Answer
    B. Resolution
    Explanation
    The resolution is the end result of the central conflict in a story. It is the point where the conflict is resolved and loose ends are tied up. It provides closure to the story and often reveals the outcome or fate of the characters involved. The resolution brings a sense of satisfaction to the reader as they see the conflicts resolved and the story come to a conclusion.

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  • 14. 

    Comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as.

    • A.

      Foreshadowing

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as". It is a form of figurative language that helps create vivid imagery and make comparisons more relatable and understandable. In this context, the correct answer is simile because it aligns with the given definition and description. Foreshadowing, on the other hand, refers to a literary device used to hint at future events, while a metaphor is a figure of speech that directly compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as".

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  • 15. 

    Figures of speech an author uses to clarify meaning of his/her writing.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Figurative Language

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    B. Figurative Language
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Figurative Language" because it encompasses both metaphors and similes, which are both figures of speech used by an author to clarify the meaning of their writing. Figurative language refers to the use of words or expressions that are not meant to be taken literally, but rather to create a vivid or imaginative image in the reader's mind. This can include metaphors, where one thing is compared to another without using "like" or "as," and similes, where one thing is compared to another using "like" or "as." Therefore, "Figurative Language" is the best answer to describe the use of figures of speech by an author to clarify meaning.

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  • 16. 

    Comparison of two, unlike things that does not use the words like or as.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things by stating that one thing is another. It does not use the words "like" or "as" to make the comparison. Instead, it directly states that one thing is another, creating a vivid and imaginative comparison. This distinguishes it from a simile, which uses "like" or "as" to make a comparison. Therefore, the correct answer is metaphor.

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  • 17. 

    When an animal or thing is given human characteristics,  this is known as____________________________.

    • A.

      Hypberbole

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    B. Personification
    Explanation
    Personification is the literary device used when an animal or thing is given human characteristics. It is a figure of speech that helps to create a vivid and imaginative description by attributing human qualities to non-human entities. This technique allows the reader to connect and relate to inanimate objects or animals on a deeper level, making the writing more engaging and memorable.

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  • 18. 

    Which term means type or kind of story?

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Non-Fiction

    • C.

      Genre

    • D.

      Literature

    Correct Answer
    C. Genre
    Explanation
    The term "genre" refers to the type or kind of story. It is used to categorize stories based on their characteristics, themes, and narrative styles. Fiction and non-fiction are broader categories that encompass various genres within them. Literature, on the other hand, is a broader term that encompasses all forms of written works, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Therefore, "genre" is the specific term that directly relates to the type or kind of story being told.

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  • 19. 

    Every type of book or story can be identified as either fiction or non-fiction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because every book or story can be categorized as either fiction or non-fiction. Fiction refers to stories that are made up or imaginary, while non-fiction refers to books or stories that are based on real events or facts. Therefore, it is possible to classify any type of book or story as either fiction or non-fiction based on its content.

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  • 20. 

    Which genre includes characters, settings, and plots that aren't real but could resemble the truth?

    • A.

      Non-Fiction

    • B.

      Fantasy

    • C.

      Fiction

    • D.

      Historical Fiction

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiction
    Explanation
    Fiction is the correct answer because it is a genre that includes characters, settings, and plots that are not real but could resemble the truth. Fiction allows authors to create imaginative and made-up stories that may have elements that could be relatable or similar to real-life situations, but they are not based on actual events or people. It gives writers the freedom to explore and create their own worlds and narratives that may have some resemblance to reality, but ultimately are fictional.

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  • 21. 

    Which genre of fiction is set in the past?

    • A.

      Realistic Fiction

    • B.

      Historical Fiction

    • C.

      Science Fiction

    • D.

      Fantasy

    Correct Answer
    B. Historical Fiction
    Explanation
    Historical Fiction is the correct answer because this genre of fiction is set in the past. It typically involves fictional characters and events that are set within a historical context, often incorporating real historical figures or events. Historical Fiction allows readers to explore and experience different time periods, providing a blend of imagination and historical accuracy.

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  • 22. 

    Which genre relates facts that can be proven and checked, and is true?

    • A.

      Historical Fiction

    • B.

      Realistic Fiction

    • C.

      Non-Fiction

    • D.

      Fable

    Correct Answer
    C. Non-Fiction
    Explanation
    Non-Fiction is the correct answer because it is a genre that presents information that is based on real events, facts, and evidence. Non-fiction books provide accurate and verifiable information that can be proven and checked. Unlike fiction genres such as historical fiction, realistic fiction, and fables, which may contain elements of imagination and creativity, non-fiction focuses on presenting the truth and providing readers with factual knowledge.

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  • 23. 

    Which genre takes place in the present and could actually happen?

    • A.

      Science Fiction

    • B.

      Realistic Fiction

    • C.

      Historical Fiction

    • D.

      Fantasy

    Correct Answer
    B. Realistic Fiction
    Explanation
    Realistic Fiction is the genre that takes place in the present and could actually happen. Unlike Science Fiction, which often includes futuristic or speculative elements, Realistic Fiction focuses on portraying events and characters that are plausible and could occur in real life. Historical Fiction, on the other hand, is set in the past, while Fantasy involves imaginary worlds and magical elements. Therefore, Realistic Fiction is the most suitable genre for stories that are grounded in reality and can happen in the present.

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  • 24. 

    What type of fiction incorporates science or technology, or both?

    • A.

      Realistic Fiction

    • B.

      Fantasy

    • C.

      Science Fiction

    • D.

      Folktale

    Correct Answer
    C. Science Fiction
    Explanation
    Science Fiction is the correct answer because it is a genre that incorporates science and technology into its storytelling. It often explores speculative concepts and futuristic ideas based on scientific principles. Science Fiction can include elements such as advanced technology, space exploration, time travel, and scientific advancements that are not yet possible in the present. It is distinct from other genres like Realistic Fiction, Fantasy, and Folktales, which do not necessarily focus on science or technology in their narratives.

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  • 25. 

    What genre of fiction would include characters such as fairies, dragons, ghosts, and vampires?

    • A.

      Fantasy

    • B.

      Non-Fiction

    • C.

      Historical Fiction

    • D.

      Realistic Fiction

    Correct Answer
    A. Fantasy
    Explanation
    Fantasy is the correct answer because it is a genre of fiction that often includes elements of magic, mythical creatures, and supernatural beings like fairies, dragons, ghosts, and vampires. These elements are not found in non-fiction, historical fiction, or realistic fiction, making fantasy the most suitable genre for stories involving such characters.

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  • 26. 

    Poetry may have rhythm and ______________.

    • A.

      Speech

    • B.

      Format

    • C.

      Rhyme

    • D.

      Creative and tells a story in verse

    • E.

      Both c and d

    Correct Answer
    E. Both c and d
    Explanation
    Poetry may have rhythm and rhyme, as well as being creative and telling a story in verse. The use of rhythm and rhyme helps to create a musical quality in poetry, while the creative aspect allows poets to express their thoughts and emotions in a unique and artistic way. Additionally, storytelling in verse form adds a narrative element to poetry, making it a powerful and engaging form of expression. Therefore, both options C and D are correct as they highlight different aspects of what poetry can encompass.

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  • 27. 

    The genre that relates facts about real events, characters, maps, diagrams, and people is known as

    • A.

      Fable and Folk tales

    • B.

      Informational

    • C.

      Historical Fiction

    • D.

      Realistic Fiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Informational
    Explanation
    The genre that relates facts about real events, characters, maps, diagrams, and people is known as informational. This genre focuses on providing accurate and objective information about various subjects. Unlike fictional genres such as historical fiction or realistic fiction, informational texts are based on real-life events and aim to educate and inform readers about specific topics. Fable and folk tales, on the other hand, are fictional genres that often incorporate moral lessons and mythical elements. Therefore, the correct answer is informational.

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