Connecting Characters, Plot & Themes in a Text


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Which of the following is the best definition for plot?

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1. Which of the following is the best definition for character?

2. Which of the following is the best definition for theme?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Have you ever been so engrossed in a book you struggle to put it down? Or have you ever been at the edge of your seat while watching a movie? You can bet that book or movie had great plot, characters, and theme. This worksheet and interactive quiz will help you understand why it is so important to have a good plot, engaging characters, and a memorable theme when telling a story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Define plot, character and theme
  • Determine how plot, theme, and characters complement each other in a story
  • Identify an example of plot enhancing a story's characters

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on plot, characters, and theme
  • Making connections - use understanding of plot, characters, and theme to identify the definitions of all three
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationships between plot, characters, and theme

Additional Learning

To learn more about story elements, review the accompanying lesson, Connecting Characters, Plot & Themes in a Text. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define symbiosis
  • Understand how plot, characters, and theme come together to make a strong story
  • Discuss why theme is important to a writer