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  1. Short Story Quiz Formative Assessment Fall 2010

  2. Part I—Terminology

  3. The character we sympathize with. • Round character • Flat character • Protagonist • Antagonist

  4. 2. Complex character with conflicting traits • Round character • Flat character • Protagonist • Antagonist

  5. 3. The character with few and predictable traits. • Round character • Flat character • Protagonist • Antagonist

  6. 4. Part of the story when the reader is introduced to the setting and characters. A. Exposition B. Inciting Incident C. Rising Actions D. Climax E. Resolution

  7. 5. High point in the story. A. Exposition B. Inciting Incident C. Rising Actions D. Climax E. Resolution

  8. 6. The first thing or action that provokes the situation. A. Exposition B. Inciting Incident C. Rising Actions D. Climax E. Resolution

  9. 7. All the events that add tension to the story and build the story to its climax. It tends to be the largest part of the story. A. Exposition B. Inciting Incident C. Rising Actions D. Climax E. Resolution

  10. 8. Conflict is resolved. A. Exposition B. Inciting Incident C. Rising Actions D. Climax E. Resolution

  11. 9. What the habitat and weather is like. A. Setting B. Environment C. Situation D. Dialogue

  12. 10. Time and place. A. Setting B. Environment C. Situation D. Dialogue

  13. 11. The plan or design of the story. A. Setting B. Environment C. Situation D. Dialogue

  14. Part II—Setting

  15. Later we walk home, glancing back to see the great carloads of slag being dumped, red hot and smoking, into the ravine that skirts the steel mill. The dying fire lights the sky with a dull orange glow. Frieda and I lag behind, staring at the patch of color surrounded by black. It is impossible to not shiver when our feet leave the gravel path and sink into the dead grass of the field. –The Bluest Eye

  16. Write these questions down now and answer when I go back to the passage! 12. List the environmental details of the setting. 13. List place details of the setting. 14. List time details of the setting.

  17. Part III—Situation

  18. Time folded in on itself then. What is left lies in clear yet disjointed pieces in my head. The gun shining like a toy in her hand, how he snatched it away and waved it around. The gun on the floor. Bending to pick it up. The noise that exploded around us. That is what I know about myself. She was all I wanted. And I took her away. --Secret Life of Bees

  19. Write this question down now and answer when I go back to the passage. 15.What type of character conflict situation occurs in the excerpt above? Explain your answer.

  20. Part IV—Character

  21. I peeked around the back of the car to see what By was up to. The only thing he’d scraped off was the outside mirror and he was bending down to look at himself in it. He saw me and said, “You know what square? I must be adopted, there just ain’t no way two folks as ugly as your momma and daddy coulda give birth to someone as sharp as me!”—Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

  22. Write this question down now and answer when I go back to the passage. 16. In which way is this character portrayed? Summary, repeated action, self portrait, appearance, scene, or combination? Explain your answer.