Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples

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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the falling action of a story. Some of the material you'll be assessed on includes identifying the point of a story where the falling action occurs as well as understanding the importance of the falling action to a plot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Point in a story where the falling action occurs
  • Dramatist who analyzed narrative structure and determined there were five different parts in a plot
  • Importance of the falling action to a plot
  • Falling action in the film Star Wars
  • Part of the plot that introduces characters and events of the story

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 falling action
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of the falling action to a story's plot
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the place in a narrative where the falling action occurs as well as identifying falling action in the film Star Wars

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ways a story is constructed, review the accompanying lesson, Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term ''falling action'' as it relates to a story's plot
  • Identify the place in a narrative where the falling action occurs
  • Relate the five elements of a plot as defined by the dramatist Gustav Freytag
  • Tell the significance of the falling action to a story's plot
  • Detail an example of the falling action from the film Star Wars
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