MTEL Reading Specialist: Fiction Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In indirect characterization, ____.

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. Why do bookstores separate fiction into different genres?

Question 4 4. In which point of view does the narrator describe the internal thoughts, feelings, and motivations of one character, usually the main character?

Question 5 5. How might Edgar Allen Poe characterize a piece of fiction that takes two weeks to read in multiple sittings?

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Question 6 6.

Consider the following passage:

You look upwards, and see a white ceiling. A long crack snakes its way towards an open door. You follow the crack, wondering what you might find through the doorway.

Which point of view is being used in the passage?

Question 7 7. Which of the following refers to appealing to the reader's senses through descriptive language?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Setting can be defined as:

Question 10 10. A piece of fiction published in a magazine is most likely what type of fiction?

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Question 11 11. Which two characteristics below are elements of realistic fiction?

Question 12 12. What parts of a story can setting affect?

Question 13 13. Identify the tone of the following writing sample: 'The apartment was horribly out-of-date and shabby. The furnishings looked like a Victorian nightmare. The curtains were moth-eaten. Even the appliances rattled and clanked as if they were on their last legs.'

Question 14 14. What is style?

Question 15 15. What is the third step readers must take to draw an inference?

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Question 16 16. Identify the tone of the following writing sample: 'He couldn't help thinking back to the old days as he smelled the enticing aroma of the apple pie. His grandmother had baked pies like that when he was a child, and she would serve him large slices as he sat at her big kitchen table.'

Question 17 17. In literature, the events that occur in a story are known as:

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a possible tone?

Question 19 19. What is the first step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 20 20. Which of the following makes a comparison between dissimilar things using the words 'like' or 'as'?

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Question 21 21. The mystery sub genre that revolves around seemingly impossible crimes are called:

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following is the story's main problem, which pits the main characters against themselves, each other, society, nature, or something supernatural?

Question 24 24. In direct characterization, ____.

Question 25 25. The sub genre that follows a professional police detective in its mystery is called:

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Question 26 26. In Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies, one theme is _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

Question 28 28. Mysteries that include light-hearted plots, amateur sleuths, and small town settings are called:

Question 29 29. If you're reading a story where the narrator doesn't know or reveal anything about the characters' internal thoughts, feelings, or motivations, then what point of view was this story written from?

Question 30 30. 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?

MTEL Reading Specialist: Fiction Chapter Exam Instructions

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