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Denouement in Literature: Definition & Examples

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What does the word denouer, the root of denouement, mean?

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1. Who wrote The Catcher in the Rye?

2. Which of the following statements is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of denouement in literature. These practice questions will ask you about the meaning and origin of the word, as well as the famous novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of the word 'denouer'
  • The author of The Catcher in the Rye
  • The difference between the denouement and the climax
  • Denouement in The Catcher in the Rye
  • What country the word denouement originated in

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on denouement in literature
  • Making connections - understand the concept of denouement as part of the narrative ending
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as denouement and climax
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use denouement in literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary device, review the corresponding lesson on Denouement in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define denouement
  • Differentiate between denouement and climax
  • Review examples of denouement in classic literature
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