Short Story Unit Academic Vocabulary
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by Steve Schmaltz
| 7 Questions
Note from the author:
Schmaltz
1
1 pt
Select the best definition of a Short Story?
A work of prose fiction that is focused on human experience as it is revealed in a series of interrelated events.
A poem that is written in verse, lines and stanzas.
All of the above.
None of the above.
2
1 pt
What is the best definition of External Dialogue?
When one character speaks to another character.
What a character is saying or thinking in his/her own mind.
All of the above.
None of the above.
3
1 pt
What is the best definition of Internal Dialogue?
When one character speaks to another character.
What a character is saying or thinking in his/her own mind.
4
1 pt
What is the best definition of Foreshadowing?
To go beyond the literal meaning of a text and to think about what is not directly said, but implied.
This occurs when the reader knows more about the character and/or plot of the story than the characters themselves.
A literary device where the opposite of what is expected to happen actually happens.
The author’s use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story.
5
1 pt
What is the best definition of Inferring?
To go beyond the literal meaning of a text and to think about what is not directly said, but implied.
This occurs when the reader knows more about the character and/or plot of the story than the characters themselves.
A literary device where the opposite of what is expected to happen actually happens.
The author’s use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story.
6
1 pt
What is the best definition of Situational Irony?
To go beyond the literal meaning of a text and to think about what is not directly said, but implied.
This occurs when the reader knows more about the character and/or plot of the story than the characters themselves.
A literary device where the opposite of what is expected to happen actually happens.
The author’s use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story.
7
1 pt
What is the best definition of Dramatic Irony?
To go beyond the literal meaning of a text and to think about what is not directly said, but implied.
This occurs when the reader knows more about the character and/or plot of the story than the characters themselves.
A literary device where the opposite of what is expected to happen actually happens.
The author’s use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story.
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