Flashback and Foreshadowing
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by Emily Daniel
| 15 Questions
Note from the author:
Foreshadowing, Flashback, and Plot
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Something good was in store for her soon. She just knew it in her bones! Out on this same hillside last year, she had felt angry and helpless. Today she felt happy and self-assured.
Type the example of foreshadowing AND flashback.
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Sinking lower and lower, pulled into darkness by the furious undertow, he could no longer hold his breath. He knew the end was near. Then the jangling alarm clock burst in, saving him from re-living once more that awful experience of many summers ago. He would never go near the sea again, he promised himself. But who says we can control our future?
Type the example of foreshadowing AND flashback.
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Luisa stood next to her mother, ready to begin kneading the dough. Suddenly, the yeasty smell of dough took her back to six months ago, when her grandmother had come for a visit. She, her mother, and her grandmother had been kneading bread when the phone call came. Luisa froze as she thought of this. **You will only find FLASHBACK in this one**
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The heavy coins made his pockets sag, so Alex quickly emptied the change onto the table. He didn’t need them for the bus since his mother was driving him to school. Later, he’d be sorry he’d done that. **You will only find FORESHADOWING in this one**
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Which of the following quotes is an example of foreshadowing?
A The text says, “When he arrived at school his eye grew wide and a look of horror filled his face.”
B The text says, “He had been working on his Sponge Bob costume for weeks.”
C The text says, “He put on his square pants, his suspenders, and his yellow face paint.”
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One way a writer builds suspense is
A by using foreshadowing
B by using ambiguity
C by introducing characters
D by introducing characters
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Which of the following is not a clue that you have found a flashback?
A Three years ago
B Last Summer
C Remember
D Tomorrow
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Match the foreshadowing with the correct scenario:
A family reunion is a joyful time to renew ties with those near and dear to you whom you haven’t seen in ages. That’s the idea, anyway.
A Little Carrie was totally terrified by the attack. The only silver lining was that her hand only needed four stitches after all.
B With fourteen dozen deviled eggs and seven bowls of potato salad, the lunch menu was heavy on the mayonnaise.
C After Aunt Kitty left in a huff, Uncle Jim felt obliged to challenge his cousin Oscar to fight. Oscar angrily accepted, leaving the other uncles unsure what to do.
D
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Match the foreshadowing with the correct scenario:
Grandma Tina showed off her prize terrier. “Coco’s temperament is so improved!” she cooed. “She even lets children pet her now.”
A Little Carrie was totally terrified by the attack. The only silver lining was that her hand only needed four stitches after all.
B With fourteen dozen deviled eggs and seven bowls of potato salad, the lunch menu was heavy on the mayonnaise.
C After Aunt Kitty left in a huff, Uncle Jim felt obliged to challenge his cousin Oscar to fight. Oscar angrily accepted, leaving the other uncles unsure what to do.
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10
Match the foreshadowing with the correct scenario:
Mom sighed when she heard that Aunt Clara was to assign each family a dish to bring to the picnic. “I know Clara thinks she’s a great organizer,” she muttered.
A Little Carrie was totally terrified by the attack. The only silver lining was that her hand only needed four stitches after all.
B With fourteen dozen deviled eggs and seven bowls of potato salad, the lunch menu was heavy on the mayonnaise.
C After Aunt Kitty left in a huff, Uncle Jim felt obliged to challenge his cousin Oscar to fight. Oscar angrily accepted, leaving the other uncles unsure what to do.
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1
What is the definition of climax in a story?
A the point where conflict is resolved
B the turning point in the story; highest point of suspense
C the beginning of the story
D the struggle between two characters.
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Interest and suspense are built during which part of the story?
A Climax
B Exposition
C Rising Action
D Falling Action
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Which element of plot is represented by the blue rectangle in the diagram?
A Resolution
B Climax
C Falling Action
D Exposition
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Which element of plot is reperesented by the blue rectangle in the diagram?
A Rising Action
B Resolution
C Climax
D Falling Action
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Which element of plot is represented by the blue rectangle in the diagram?
A Climax
B Rising Action
C Exposition
D Resolution
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