Elements of Fiction Pre-Test
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by Andrew Anderson
| 25 Questions
Note from the author:
This preassessment will test students knowledge of the elements of fiction.
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This usually occurs at the beginning of the story. Characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main problem of the story.
Rising action
Exposition
Resolution
Climax
Falling Action
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The point of greatest interest or suspense.
Exposition
Falling Action
Climax
Resolution
Rising Action
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The story comes to reasonable ending.
Resolution
Climax
Expostion
Falling action
Rising action
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This part of the story begins to develop the conflicts. A building of suspense or interest occurs.
Expostion
Rising action
Falling action
Climax
Resolution
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The turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face-to-face with a conflict. Usually the main character will change in some way.
Exposition
Rising action
Climax
Resolution
Falling action
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The series of events that tie up the loose ends of the story. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
Rising action
Falling action
Climax
Resolution
Exposition
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The correct order of the plot diagram is . . .
Rising action, exposition, climax, falling action, resoultion
Exposition, climax, rising action, falling action, resolution
Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
Exposition, resolution, falling action, rising action, climax
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The time and location in which a story takes place...
Plot
Setting
Conflict
Characterization
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There are _______ kinds of conflict
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3
4
5
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The underlying meaning or main idea of a story is called the _______.
Theme
Mood
Plot
Setting
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Don't judge a book by its cover is an example of _________.
Mood
Theme
Setting
Conflict
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The angle from which the story is told.
Camera view
Character view
Point of view
None of the above
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The central, main character of a story is called the ________.
Antagonist
Protagonist
Antagonizer
Instigator
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The opposition of forces, essential to the plot is called ___________.
Setting
Conflict
Character
Climax
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What is a person or animal which takes part in the action of a story called?
Setting
Plot
Character
Conflict
Narrator
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What is the sequence of event involving characters and central conflict called?
Setting
Plot
Character
Conflict
Narrator
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The character who opposes the main character is called the __________.
Protagonist
Antagonist
Dynamic character
Static character
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All events leading up to the climax?
Exposition
Resolution
Falling action
Rising action
Climax
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End of the central conflict?
Falling action
Resolution
Climax
Rising action
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5
Comparison of two unlike things that use like or as is called _______.
Foreshadowing
Simile
Metaphor
Figurative Language
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Comparison of two unlike things that does not include like or as?
Simile
Hyperbole
Metaphor
Personification
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Literary term that means giving human characteristics to something that is not human.
Hyperbole
Personification
Simile
Metaphor
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What term means category or kind of story?
Fiction
Non-Fiction
Genre
Literature
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All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction.
True
False
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The person who tells the story is the...
character
setting
point of view
narrator
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