Analyzing Short Stories Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why don't short stories generally include in-depth character development?

Question 2 2. The theme of a short story is _____.

Question 3 3. Why are the children gathering stones at the beginning of Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery?'

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a major theme of The Gift of the Magi?

Question 5 5. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' what image begins to haunt the narrator?

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Question 6 6. In O. Henry's story, who are the Magi?

Question 7 7. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' what was the one thing the narrator was able to keep for herself?

Question 8 8. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' why did Gilman use postpartum depression as the source of the narrator's sickness?

Question 9 9. Setting includes when and _____.

Question 10 10. A short story's plot is made up of _____.

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Question 11 11. In Shirley Jackson's short story 'The Lottery,' Old Man Warner represents which point of view?

Question 12 12. What is the main theme of Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery?'

Question 13 13. What are Jim and Della's most prized possessions?

Question 14 14. What happens to the 'winner' in Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery?'

Question 15 15. Which of the following literary techniques does O. Henry use in his story?

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Question 16 16. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' why did John believe a rest cure was the best possible option for the narrator?

Question 17 17. What is the The Gift of the Magi?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an example of a major conflict in a short story?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT how Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' can be described?

Question 20 20. When Shirley Jackson writes in 'The Lottery,' 'the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them,' to whom is she referring?

Analyzing Short Stories Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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