Copyright

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction Chapter Exam

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!

Page 1

Question 1 1. What is the importance of universal themes?

Question 2 2. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a work of fiction that contains over 50,000 words or 120 pages and typically has more than one plot or storyline and many well-developed characters?

Question 4 4. In indirect characterization, ____.

Question 5 5. A work of fiction is ____.

Page 2

Question 6 6. What is a protagonist?

Question 7 7. Which of the following serves as the introduction to a plot, presenting the main characters, describing the story's setting, and providing some background information to help readers understand the story that is about to unfold?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a possible tone?

Question 9 9. You're reading a book, and you come across a passage where a lot of words begin with the same consonant. What kind of figurative language did you just see?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is labeled as 'serious fiction' and focuses on literary merit?

Page 3

Question 11 11. What is a B-Plot?

Question 12 12. What is the theme of a short story?

Question 13 13. Which of the following refers to selecting one word over another?

Question 14 14. Foreshadowing is a plot technique in which _____.

Question 15 15. Why is the 19th century Cinderella not an example of strong women?

Page 4

Question 16 16. In direct characterization, ____.

Question 17 17. What is an antagonist?

Question 18 18. Which of the following releases the tension of the plot, wraps up the loose ends of the story, and brings readers to a satisfying conclusion?

Question 19 19. Which of the following shows the main characters making a series of choices and actions that lead to consequences and then to more choices and actions?

Question 20 20. How's does an era's zeitgeist affect an author's work?

Page 5

Question 21 21. Which of the following makes a comparison between dissimilar things using the words 'like' or 'as'?

Question 22 22. What is style?

Question 23 23. What is one theme in 'Ella Enchanted' that doesn't show up in 'Cinderella'?

Question 24 24. Which of the following tends to run about 20,000 to 50,000 words, usually between 60 and 120 pages, and to have a more complex plot or storyline and more characters?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is the story's main problem, which pits the main characters against themselves, each other, society, nature, or something supernatural?

Page 6

Question 26 26. What is the setting of a short story?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is the story's turning point or crisis moment of high tension and emotion in which the main characters solve the conflict and learn important things about themselves, other people, and the world?

Question 28 28. What is a red herring?

Question 29 29. ____ in fiction is a reasonable conclusion or judgment about some element of a story based on information given in the story and the reader's personal knowledge of how the world works.

Question 30 30. What type of plot technique involves a flashback in which the character remembers something that happened previously?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction 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!

GACE Middle Grades Language Arts (011): Practice & Study Guide  /  English Courses
Support