Short Story Quizzes & Trivia

Short story is a type of writing which involves a story told in a short amount of time or space. Short stories are often viewed as the opposite of novels. While some authors might write novels, others write short stories.

What many people mistakenly believe is that a short story is a mere few pages. While the name “short” does imply that it is not long, what one must take into account is that the term “short story” was derived as the opposite of long novels produced throughout historical periods of time. Authors today can cultivate short stories that are a mere two or three pages, all the way through one hundred pages broken up into smaller stories of ten pages each. If you love writing and know a lot about short stories, try your luck with one of our quizzes. 


Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 1434   |  Last updated: Mar 9, 2013
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    From what they say and do, you can tell that the three characters are most concerned about

A quiz on Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron"

Questions: 24  |  Attempts: 852   |  Last updated: Oct 23, 2018
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    Diana Moon Glampers held the title "Handicapper General".

Defintions of litterary terms I used in English

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 848   |  Last updated: Feb 7, 2017
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    The central character anround which the conflict revolves.

This is a quiz on Searching for Summer, a short story by Joan Aiken, and a poem by Mary Oliver called "The Sun", as well as characterization. If you have read the book try out this quiz.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 678   |  Last updated: Oct 23, 2018
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    What color was Lily's wedding dress, and why did she wear this particular color?

Included in the 1925 Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers, Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway is an interesting read especially if you are in the acting industry or just love short stories. If you have read it,...

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 302   |  Last updated: Feb 6, 2018
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    What is the name of the main character?




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What was the climax of The Tell-Tale Heart?
I think this is one of those stories where the climax, falling action and resolution is all one. It occurs when he admits his crime.
What is the theme of "Phaethon Gets His Wish"?
D is the correct answer to this question. A lot of people think, especially those who are young, that they already know everything about life. There are some situations that they will experience and they will not think twice about going through them.
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