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Story Elements (Grade 8)

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Story Elements

Which type of character plays an unimportant part in the plot?
  1. Major
  2. Minor
  3. Round
  4. Static
Which type of character directly affects the outcome of the plot?
  1. Major
  2. Minor
  3. Static
  4. Round
Jenny slipped into the restroom as soon as the bell rang. She dabbed at her eyeliner with a paper towel, removing a tiny smudge. Next was just a hint of lip gloss. Finally she flipped her hair upside down and fluffed it up. After one more glance in the mirror, she stood in the doorway, waiting for just the right moment... and there it was. Frank was just coming out of his English class. Perfect timing.

What might Jenny's motivation be in this passage?
  1. She is afraid of a bully.
  2. She is avoiding a teacher.
  3. She wants to be on time to class.
  4. She wants to impress Frank.
What is the problem or struggle in a story called?
  1. theme
  2. protagonist
  3. mood
  4. conflict
An imaginary person in a work of fiction:
  1. stereotype
  2. narrator
  3. foil
  4. character
The voice and implied speaker who tells the story:
  1. protagonist
  2. narrator
  3. character
  4. antagonist
The main character or hero in a story:
  1. foil
  2. antagonist
  3. character
  4. protagonist
A character whose personality traits represent a group rather than an individual:
  1. foil
  2. antagonist
  3. stereotype
  4. protagonist
The main idea of a literary work; the message the author wants to convey:
  1. symbolism
  2. theme
  3. tone
  4. mood
The last part of a story, explaining how the conflict is solved is called
  1. climax.
  2. falling action.
  3. rising action.
  4. resolution.
What is the first part of the plot which contains background information called?
  1. climax
  2. exposition
  3. resolution
  4. rising action
This is the turning point of a story which is usually the most dramatic moment of the story.
  1. climax
  2. resolution
  3. exposition
  4. high point
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