How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage


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Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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Which of the following words best matches the definition below?

The outcome of events that happen once a character makes a choice or action in a story.

2. What is the name of the cause and effect strategy pictured below?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ability to determine cause and effect is essential in understanding a literary work, and this quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of this concept. Some of the terms you'll need to know for the quiz include the definitions of cause and effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your ability to:

  • Define cause and effect
  • Utilize strategies for finding cause and effect
  • Determine cause and effect in passages

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cause and effect lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve cause and effect practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding finding cause and effect

Additional Learning

To learn more about finding cause and effect in literature, review the accompanying lesson on How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cause
  • Understand examples of cause
  • Define effect
  • Identify examples of effect
  • Learn strategies for finding cause and effect of an event
  • Look at an example of how a T-Chart may be used