The plot of a short story usually contains the following five stages:
| A.||exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution|
| B.||suspense, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution|
| C.||rising action, foreshadowing, climax, falling action, and resolution|
| D.||exposition, rising action, climax, flashback, and resolution|
Click on the letter of the word that means about the same as the underlined word.
We avoided the alley and its malodorous piles of garbage during the recent heat wave.
Summarizing a short story means
| A.||rephrasing short passages into your own words.|
| B.||linking the characters and events to your own experiences.|
| C.||stating the main events and ideas in a logical sequence.|
| D.||making informed guesses about what is likely to happen next.|
The mood of a short story can be described as its emotional quality.
Making inferences about characters means
| A.||analyzing the similarities and differences between two characters.|
| B.||making guesses about characters using story details and prior knowledge.|
| C.||evaluating the actions and motivation of characters.|
| D.||examining how an author develops characters in a story.|
Characterization may involve all of the following EXCEPT
| A.||the narrator’s remarks about a particular setting.|
| B.||a character’s words, thoughts, and actions.|
| C.||what other characters say and think about a character.|
| D.||the narrator’s direct comments about a character.|
The central character in a short story is called the
A dynamic character is one who remains the same throughout the story.
The main message of a short story is known as its
An omniscient narrator is one who
| A.||does not tell the story accurately.|
| B.||is a character within the story.|
| C.||knows the thoughts and feelings of all characters.|
| D.||knows the thoughts and feelings of one character.|