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Short Story Elements

Quiz by Robin Willard

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  • Q1
    Main character in a work of literature, who is involved in the central conflict of the story.
    protagonist
    30s
  • Q2
    1. A person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with the main character in the story; an opponent or adversary.
    antagonist
    30s
  • Q3
    A character with a minor role and usually does not change throughout the story.
    flat character
    30s
  • Q4
    Fully developed, e.g. they have emotions, strengths, and weaknesses. They can change and grow throughout the story.
    round character
    30s
  • Q5
    A writer tells us exactly what a character is like or what their traits are
    direct characterization
    30s
  • Q6
    The character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and their effect on others. Characterization in which you have to infer to find out about the character
    indirect characterization
    30s
  • Q7
    A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
    theme
    30s
  • Q8
    Main parts of what happens in a story, Actions that take palce in a story.
    plot
    30s
  • Q9
    A struggle between opposing forces. Man vs. Man, Man vs. society, Man vs. himself and Man vs. nature. A problem or struggle that the character faces
    conflict
    30s
  • Q10
    Background information on characters and events necessary for understanding the story
    exposition
    30s
  • Q11
    The series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax
    rising action
    30s
  • Q12
    the turning point or most exciting moment of a story, in which the main character comes face to face with the main conflict and a change happens
    climax
    30s
  • Q13
    All events after climax leading to resolution
    falling action
    30s
  • Q14
    End of the story where loose ends are tied up
    resolution
    30s
  • Q15
    the perspective from which a story is told. , The way a story is written; depends on who is telling the story (first person; third person)
    point of view
    30s

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