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Fiction Terms

Quiz by David Peckrill

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    A story that is not true or is made up
    fiction
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  • Q2
    A long work of fiction
    novel
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  • Q3
    A brief work of fiction
    short story
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  • Q4
    Events that make up a story
    plot
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  • Q5
    the problem or struggle that drives a story
    conflict
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  • Q6
    Beginning of a story, gives background information, introduces setting, characters, conflict
    exposition
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  • Q7
    story develops, becomes more complex
    rising action
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  • Q8
    Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
    climax
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  • Q9
    Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
    falling action
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  • Q10
    The time and place of a story
    setting
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  • Q11
    A person, animal or imaginary creature in a story
    character
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  • Q12
    meaning or moral of story; central idea
    theme
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  • Q13
    an important character
    major character
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  • Q14
    Less important characters in the story; they interact with the main character and help to move the plot along.
    minor character
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  • Q15
    The perspective from which a story is told
    point of view
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  • Q16
    The Narrator is one of the characters and tells the story in his or her own words; uses the words I, me, we, and us; the reader only knows what the narrator knows and observes
    first-person point of view
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  • Q17
    The narrator, who is not a character, zooms in on just one or a few characters
    third-person limited point of view
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  • Q18
    When the narrator is outside the events of the story and tells the thoughts and feelings of all characters
    third-person omniscient point of view
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  • Q19
    Main character in a story
    protagonist
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  • Q20
    The opponent or enemy of the main character, or protagonist
    antagonist
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