What is External Conflict in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples


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Another word for the main character in a story is...

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1. An external conflict can take place between the protagonist and...

2. Which shows the external conflict of Romeo and Juliet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to help you test your understanding of external conflict in literature. Some topics you'll be assessed on include types of external conflict as well as examples of conflict in two pieces of classic and popular literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Another word used to identify the main character of a story
  • Types of external conflict
  • External conflict in Romeo and Juliet
  • A non-example of external conflict in The Hunger Games

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related external conflict in literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a form of conflict that Hamlet exhibits with his uncle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Hunger Games and Romeo and Juliet

Additional Learning

Take a better look at conflict in literature with the lesson entitled What is External Conflict in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples. Here's what you'll learn in this lesson:

  • The meaning of conflict
  • How to differentiate between external and internal conflict
  • Examples of conflicts found in literature