Story Elements Quiz

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This is a quiz to test your knowledge level of story elements: character, setting, plot, conflict, theme, mood, symbolism, author's purpose, style, figures of speech

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The time and location in which a story takes place
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Setting

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Characterization

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 3. 
    The underlying meaning or main idea of a story is called the ______________.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Plot

    • D. 

      Setting

  • 4. 
    Don't judge a book by its cover is an example of ___________.
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Conflict

  • 5. 
    The angle from which the story is told.
    • A. 

      Camera view

    • B. 

      Character view

    • C. 

      Point of view

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The central, main character of a story is called the ____________.
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Antagonizer

    • D. 

      Instigator

  • 7. 
    The opposition of forces, essential to the plot is called__________?
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Climax

  • 8. 
    The most exciting part of the story is called the _________.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Exposition

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Rising action

  • 9. 
    What is a person or animal which takes part in the action of a story called?
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Conflict

    • E. 

      Narrator

  • 10. 
    What is the sequence of events involving characters and a central conflict called?
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Conflict

    • E. 

      Narrator

  • 11. 
    The character who opposes the main character is called the __________.
    • A. 

      Protagonist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

    • C. 

      Dynamic character

    • D. 

      Static character

  • 12. 
    What type of character does not change?
    • A. 

      Dynamic

    • B. 

      Round

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Static

  • 13. 
    What type of character changes point of view and develops throughout the story?
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Static

    • D. 

      Round

    • E. 

      Flat

  • 14. 
    All events leading up to the climax?
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Rising action

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 15. 
    All events after the climax and leading to the resolution?
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Rising action

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 16. 
    End of the central conflict?
    • A. 

      Falling action

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Rising action

  • 17. 
    What is the term called that does not change and stands for something?
    • A. 

      Symbolism

    • B. 

      Abstract

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 18. 
    Comparison of two unlike things that use like or as is called_________.
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

  • 19. 
    Figures of speech an author uses to clarify meaning of his/her writing
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Figurative Language

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 20. 
    Comparison of two unlike things that doe not include like or as.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 21. 
    Literary term that means giving human characteristics to something that is not human.
    • A. 

      Hypberbole

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 22. 
    What term means category or kind of story?
    • A. 

      Fiction

    • B. 

      Non-Fiction

    • C. 

      Genre

    • D. 

      Literature

  • 23. 
    All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What is the  genre name that uses characters, settings, and plots, that aren't real but could resemble the truth?
    • A. 

      Non-Fiction

    • B. 

      Fantasy

    • C. 

      Fiction

    • D. 

      Historical Fiction

  • 25. 
    What is the genre name for fiction set in the past?
    • A. 

      Realistic Fiction

    • B. 

      Historical Fiction

    • C. 

      Science Fiction

    • D. 

      Fantasy

  • 26. 
    What is the genre name that encompasses facts that can be proven and checked and is true?
    • A. 

      Historical Fiction

    • B. 

      Realistic Fiction

    • C. 

      Non-Fiction

    • D. 

      Fable

  • 27. 
    What genre is set in the present?
    • A. 

      Science Fiction

    • B. 

      Realistic Fiction

    • C. 

      Historical Fiction

    • D. 

      Fantasy

  • 28. 
    What is the name of fiction that incorporates science or technology, or both?
    • A. 

      Realistic Fiction

    • B. 

      Fantasy

    • C. 

      Science Fiction

    • D. 

      Folktale

  • 29. 
    What genre of fiction is written about strange and unusual characters revolving around the setting , characters, and plot?
    • A. 

      Fantasy

    • B. 

      Non-Fiction

    • C. 

      Historical Fiction

    • D. 

      Realistic Fiction

  • 30. 
    Poetry may have rhythm and ______________.
    • A. 

      Speech

    • B. 

      Format

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Creative and tells a story in verse

    • E. 

      Both c and d

  • 31. 
    A genre that tells about real events, characters, maps, diagrams, and people is called
    • A. 

      Fable and Folk tales

    • B. 

      Informational

    • C. 

      Historical Fiction

    • D. 

      Realistic Fiction

  • 32. 
    An author can give information about a character through how many ways?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 33. 
  • 34. 
    The three elements of style and author uses in expressing his/her ideas are
    • A. 

      Figurative language

    • B. 

      Dialogue

    • C. 

      Word choice

    • D. 

      Sentence structure and length

    • E. 

      All of the abpve