The plot of a story, novel, or play usually begins with an exposition because
| A.||the exposition reveals the most suspenseful part of the story.|
| B.||the exposition adds complication to the story as suspense builds.|
| C.||the exposition reveals the outcome of the conflict or plot events.|
| D.||the exposition introduces the characters, setting, and story situation.|
Acts and scenes are important in a play because they
| A.||provide structure and a chance for the setting to change.|
| B.||tell viewers or readers what inferences about setting can be made.|
| C.||provide viewers or readers with a sense of suspense.|
| D.||tell viewers or readers the main message the writer wants to convey.|
Click on the letter of the phrase that means about the same as the underlined word.
As Jason surveyed the empty room, he was filled with foreboding.
| A.||a relaxed feeling|
| B.||an energetic feeling|
| C.||a bad feeling|
| D.||a hostile feeling|
Which of the following is NOT true about stage directions?
| A.||They can describe characters, sets, costumes, and lighting.|
| B.||They appear in italics set off by brackets.|
| C.||They give readers insight into visual aspects of setting.|
| D.||They tell readers what implied themes are addressed in an act.|
When you make a generalization, you use a number of pieces of information to make a guess about what will happen later in the text.
Which of the following is an example of a theme?
| A.||Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.|
| B.||After their conflict was resolved, the brothers grew closer together.|
| C.||It is never a good idea to lie to those who have authority over you.|
| D.||As she floated into the room, she was Cleopatra on the Nile.|
Dialogue between characters in a literary work can help reveal the plot of a story.
The protagonist is the
| A.||person who has written the literary work.|
| B.||central character in the literary work.|
| C.||the person who works against the central character.|
| D.||person outside the story who is the narrator of events.|
When you analyze characterization, you
| A.||think critically about the ways a writer develops the personality of characters.|
| B.||visualize the ways a playwright describes how characters affect the setting.|
| C.||look at the way a playwright builds suspense through what is not directly said.|
| D.||look at the clues a playwright provides to foreshadow what will happen later.|
When you ask questions about a text, you might ask yourself whether specific information is important as well as whether you understand what you have read.