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Story Element Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will serve as a formative assessment of your knowledge of story elements based on the short stories we've read in class. This is meant to be completed after we have read the stories from our textbook in class. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, which event provides an example of rising action?
    • A. 

      Raymond runs the race beside Squeaky.

    • B. 

      Squeaky runs into Gretchen and her friends on the street.

    • C. 

      Squeaky describes the May Pole Dance.

    • D. 

      Gretchen and Squeaky become friends.

  • 2. 
    Which event is the resolution of "Raymond's Run"?
    • A. 

      Squeaky has a new respect for Gretchen and a new outlook for her future.

    • B. 

      Squeaky wins the race.

    • C. 

      Raymond decides to try-out for the track team.

    • D. 

      Squeaky realizes that running is a waste of time.

  • 3. 
    Which event provides the exposition of "Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry?
    • A. 

      The narrator describes the town of Summitt.

    • B. 

      We learn of the plot to kidnap the boy for ransom.

    • C. 

      Red Chief hits a cat with his slingshot.

    • D. 

      The kidnappers write the ransom note.

  • 4. 
    Which event is the best example of falling action in "The Ransom of Red Chief"?
    • A. 

      Red Chief puts a hot potato down Bill's back.

    • B. 

      Red Chief is returned safely to his father.

    • C. 

      The kidnappers decide to take Red Chief back and pay the counter-ransom.

    • D. 

      Bill sends Red Chief home (but he comes back!).

  • 5. 
    What is an internal conflict in "Clean Sweep" by Joan Bauer?
    • A. 

      Katie is sad about her father's death.

    • B. 

      Katie fights with her brother about cleaning.

    • C. 

      Mrs. Leonardo gets mad at Katie while she's cleaning the attic.

    • D. 

      Katie struggles to keep up with her schoolwork.

  • 6. 
    What is the resolution of "Clean Sweep"?
    • A. 

      Benjamin gets sick from all of the dust in the attic.

    • B. 

      Katie takes time off work to focus on her grades.

    • C. 

      Katie finds an old children's book her father used to read to her.

    • D. 

      Mrs. Leonardo's sister is coming for dinner.

  • 7. 
    What is the exposition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
    • A. 

      The narrator insists that he is not crazy.

    • B. 

      The narrator shines the light on the old man's eye.

    • C. 

      The old man wakes up.

    • D. 

      The police come to the house.

  • 8. 
    What is the resolution of "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
    • A. 

      The narrator kills the old man.

    • B. 

      The narrator describes the old man's eye.

    • C. 

      The narrator confesses to the police.

    • D. 

      The narrator hears the pounding heart.

  • 9. 
    Which is an example of rising action in "The Hitchhiker" by Lucille Fletcher?
    • A. 

      Adams describes his journey at the beginning.

    • B. 

      The woman on the phone tells Adams that he died on the Brooklyn Bridge.

    • C. 

      Adams parks at the auto camp in Gallup to figure things out.

    • D. 

      Adams sees the hitchhiker at various points along the way.

  • 10. 
    What is the climax of "The Hitchhiker"?
    • A. 

      Adams' mother tells him to be careful.

    • B. 

      The woman on the phone tells Adams that he died on the Brooklyn Bridge.

    • C. 

      Adams tries to hit the hitchhiker.

    • D. 

      The woman in the car with Adams escapes.

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