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Events & Characterization in Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not a key component that has to be included in a narrative?

Question 2 2. You are helping your brother with homework and he wants to know what a 'narrative' is. How would you describe a 'narrative'?

Question 3 3. Choose the following group of words that could be used to describe a trip to an amusement park.

Question 4 4.

What seems to be the problem in the following story?

We ventured up steep hills, through narrow paths, and splashed through mud driving our quads. I could feel my body tremble with every hurdle.

''I feel like a real thrill seeker!'' I said as we climbed a steep, rocky hill.

About half way up, I saw a giant rock. I worried aloud, ''How are we going to get over this?''

With great speed we tried zooming over the rock.

''Oh no!'' I screamed.

Question 5 5.

What is the flashback in the following story about a lost snake?

''Rodney's gone!'' my brother yelled to my mom. 'He isn't in his cage!' Tim searched his bedroom frantically to find him. Just a minute ago Tim was feeding his pet snake on the floor. The next thing he knew, the snake was gone! Tim's palms started to sweat. Rodney could be anywhere!

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is least likely to motivate a character?

Question 7 7. What is exposition?

Question 8 8. In the book Lord of the Flies, the character Ralph is the natural leader. When Ralph and the group of boys get stranded on the deserted island, what is Ralph's character motivation?

Question 9 9. In the movie Rocky IV, Drago kills Rocky's trainer and best friend Apollo Creed. What is Rocky's character motivation to fight Drago?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is FALSE in reference to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?

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Question 11 11. Read the paragraph. Which of the following statements describes what happened at the beginning of the story?

Question 12 12.

Read the paragraph. Which of the answer choices lists ALL of the transition words in the paragraph?


Lilly went to the zoo. First, she saw the tigers and lions. Next, she went to the monkey enclosure and saw the chimpanzees. After that, she spent some time in the reptile house. Finally, she bought an ice cream and visited the gift shop.

Question 13 13.

Read the following sentences. Put them in order to make a story with a beginning, middle, and end.


  • First, he bought all the presents he needed.
  • Joe went Christmas shopping for his family.
  • Finally, he placed them under the tree.
  • Then, he wrapped all the gifts.

Question 14 14. Read the paragraph. Which of the following best describes the end of the story?

Question 15 15. Read the paragraph. Which of the following describes the middle of the story?

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Question 16 16. What is a dream sequence?

Question 17 17. Authors use flashbacks as a means of adding?

Question 18 18. What are memories in relation to flashbacks?

Question 19 19. Flashback is defined as?

Question 20 20. When using a flashback, what type of information is the reader given?

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Question 21 21. Indirect characterization is best described as:

Question 22 22. Motivation in literature refers to:

Question 23 23. Direct characterization is best defined by:

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of indirect characterization?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of direct characterization?

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Question 26 26. Why is indirect characterization important?

Question 27 27. What is the difference between direct and indirect characterization?

Question 28 28. When discussing indirect characterization, what does the acronym STEAL stand for?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of direct characterization?

Question 30 30. Identify the method of indirect characterization being used in this description: When he walked down the street, his swift stride was accompanied by a soft jingling sound coming from his tattered pants pocket. Unaware of his disheveled hair waving to and fro, Old Man Jensen gave a toothless grin to every suit that passed by.

Events & Characterization in Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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