Telling Stories - Diagnostic Test
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by Lisa Holt
| 8 Questions
Note from the author:
Holt Assessment - Elements of Literature
The plot of a story is ...
A the most important event in the story
B a chain of related events
C a sudden change in a character's situation
D an introductory paragraph
Which of the following statements describes an internal conflict?
A A girl is having a disagreement with her mother
B The home soccer team is losing to the rival team.
C A young boy cannot decide which friend to trust.
D Two countries are fighting for control of an island.
The complications in a story are...
A the problems that arise when a character acts to solve the conflict
B the problems that are not solved by the end of the story
C events that are not described in the order in which they happen
D events that occur in the characters' lives before the story takes place
The climax of a story is the moment when the...
A writer reveals a surprise
B story's message is explained
C main character makes a decision
D outcome of the conflict is decided
The final part of a story is called the...
A narration
B basic situation
C motivation
D resolution
Writers use forshadowing to...
A describe the setting of a story
B hint at what will happen later in a story
C explain their purpose for writing a work
D make their characters come to life
To determine whether a writer's argument is believable, you should...
A read other works written by the author
B find out how many other people share the writer's view
C evaluate the evidence presented in the argument
D talk to someone who knows the writer well
What is a fact?
A A quotation from a reference book
B An idea that people believe is valid
C An example used in persuasive writing
D Something that can be proved true
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