Short Fiction Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Edgar Allen Poe's ''The Tell-Tale Heart'' is an excellent example of the application of the limited character development in short stories and what else?

Question 2 2. You have been really busy lately and didn't have time to complete the entirety of your short story readings for your essay. In order to compile the assignment last minute you review a _____ summary of the stories, or a brief description of what the stories are about.

Question 3 3. Which of the following presents an attempt by the author to employ character development?

Question 4 4. Short stories generally have only one _____, or struggle, oftentimes conveyed through dialogue between characters.

Question 5 5. Which of the following includes a focus on one main character, limited character development, a clear description of the setting, and a brief detail of the plot?

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Question 6 6. Why would a teacher ask a student to analyze the diction of a short story?

Question 7 7. You are assigned to read a dynamic short story that presents several different _____, ranging from anxious to elated.

Question 8 8. Which of the following items IS an element of dramatic irony?

Question 9 9. In the following example, the author's _____ helps to create the setting from word choices like: 'Energy, life, happiness, hope, and optimism.'

Question 10 10. Which element is MOST likely to contribute to the mood in a short story?

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Question 11 11. In class, your teacher reads an excerpt from a short story that sounds like a normal conversation you might have with a friend. What type of tone would this be considered?

Question 12 12. The next unit that you will cover in English class is on British short stories. Your teacher tells you that many of the stories use fancy word choices and complex sentence structures. What type of tone would this be considered?

Question 13 13. What is the author MOST likely attempting to describe in the following excerpt: 'The winds of the hurricane slowly started to pick up, eventually sounding like a freight train, and the palm trees were beginning to bend like an Olympic gymnast'?

Question 14 14. What type of tone is present in the following example: 'I told my friend I couldn't make it to the game. How 'bout you, you going? Should be a pretty good game, right? Hope our team wins 'cause we're the best'?

Question 15 15. The beginning of a short story starts out, 'It was a cool October afternoon, weather conditions perfect for a football game.' What does the following excerpt BEST describe?

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Question 16 16. Which statement is true in regards to a novella?

Question 17 17. You are relieved when you view your summer reading list and find out that most of the assigned readings are _____, or stories that can often be read in one sitting.

Question 18 18. What is the theme of a short story?

Question 19 19. What is the tone of a short story?

Question 20 20. How can diction affect a story's tone?

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Question 21 21. Why do bookstores separate fiction into different genres?

Question 22 22. A piece of fiction published in a magazine is most likely what type of fiction?

Question 23 23. What can be assumed about the difference between A Tale of Two Cities and The Tell-Tale Heart?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an example of a major conflict in a short story?

Question 25 25. Why don't short stories generally include in-depth character development?

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Question 26 26. Setting includes when and _____.

Question 27 27. A short story is a piece of _____ that is shorter than a novel.

Question 28 28. When two or more characters are speaking in a short story, we call it which of the following?

Question 29 29. How can a writer create an informal tone?

Question 30 30. What is the mood of a short story?

Short Fiction Chapter Exam Instructions

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