Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples


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What is the rising action in a story?

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1. Which of the following is NOT part of the rising action in Rocky IV?

2. Which of the following statements is false?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Rising action builds tension in a story and makes the climax and resolution more satisfying. Before, during, or after the lesson, use these practice questions to solidify your understanding of the definition and function of rising action in narrative.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Definition of rising action
  • Recognition of rising action in examples
  • Which kinds of stories contain rising action
  • The function of rising action
  • How rising action develops in a story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on how to identify rising action in a story
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition and function of rising action
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine rising action in two familiar stories

Additional Learning

Review the lesson to learn more about how to identify rising action in a story. Objectives addressed include:

  • Understand the importance of rising action in a narrative
  • Recognize how rising action contributes to drama
  • Follow the rising action in two familiar stories
  • Understand how the rising action builds to climax