NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the denouement in The Catcher in the Rye?

Question 2 2. What is the name of the dramatist who analyzed narrative structure and determined that there were five different parts in a plot?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is false?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is false?

Question 5 5. What is step 1 in comprehending a plot?

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Question 6 6. Whether the author intends it or not, the effect of bathos in literature is commonly…

Question 7 7. The climax of the plot in The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing is:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT part of the rising action in Rocky IV?

Question 9 9. What part of the plot introduces the audience to the characters and events of the story?

Question 10 10.

In a series of books…

A. Each individual book will have a climax.

B. The series as a whole will have a climax.

C. There will be no climax.

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Question 11 11. In an anticlimax, readers expect to find something of significance and are rewarded with the discovery of something…

Question 12 12. On a plot timeline, which is the correct order:

Question 13 13. What does the word denouer, the root of denouement, mean?

Question 14 14. Anticlimaxes may be found in…

Question 15 15. Why is the falling action an important part of the plot?

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Question 16 16. Authors like H.G. Wells might choose to employ an anticlimax deliberately in order to affect readers in what way?

Question 17 17. How do writers create drama?

Question 18 18. How does the rising action develop in a story?

Question 19 19. What is the falling action in the film 'Star Wars?'

Question 20 20. Does a story ever continue after the climax?

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Question 21 21. In what country did the word denouement originate?

Question 22 22.

Here's a story:

(1) Once upon a time, there was a kingdom that was constantly being attacked by a swarm of hungry dragons. (2) One day, the warrior princess of the kingdom decided to journey to the dragon lair and kill them, so the kingdom could live in peace. (3) She didn't want to kill that many creatures, but she felt like she had to, so she went.

(4) Along the way, she met an apprentice wizard who had been orphaned by dragon attacks, and a wandering centaur whose home forest had been burned to a crisp. (5) Both of them decided to help her on her quest. (6) When they finally reached the dragon lair, the centaur quickly carried the princess around the back to drive the dragons out with her sword, while the wizard waited at the main entrance of the lair with a magical spell that miniaturized them, so they were only 1 inch tall. (7) After that, the dragons were no longer a threat, and the princess was delighted that she didn't have to kill them after all. (8) She married the wizard, and they all lived happily ever after.

Where is the climax of this story?

Question 23 23.

In the movie Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, Luke Skywalker is an ordinary young man forced to leave his home planet of Tatooine when his adoptive parents are killed by the evil Galactic Empire. He teams up with a pilot named Han Solo to rescue Princess Leia, who has been imprisoned by the Empire for stealing the blueprints to the Empire's super-weapon, the Death Star. After rescuing Leia, Luke uses the blueprints that Leia stole to destroy the Death Star. Afterwards, there's an awards ceremony.

Which of the following scenes in the movie represents the climax of this story?

Question 24 24. What is the climax of a story?

Question 25 25. What is the rising action in a story?

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Question 26 26. What Greek word was used by Alexander Pope to describe an anticlimax in which authors mean to have their subjects seem important but fail to deliver anything of significance?

Question 27 27. The theme of The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing is:

Question 28 28. Who wrote The Catcher in the Rye?

Question 29 29. The falling action occurs directly after which part of the plot?

Question 30 30. Which is the correct order for analysis?

NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works Chapter Exam Instructions

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