How Setting Shapes the Characters & Plot


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Which of these is not one of the three parts of a story's setting?

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1. How can a story's setting influence its plot?

2. Which setting would promote the theme of friendship among teenagers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The setting of a story can have a great impact on characters and plot in a variety of ways. Gauge your understanding of these ways with the help of this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz will ask you to identify the parts of the setting of a story and a type of setting that would promote a theme of commercialism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet test on the following:

  • Ways in which setting shapes characters
  • Review of an example to determine the effect of setting
  • A way in which setting influences plot

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how setting works with characters and plot in a story
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze a scenario and determine the impact of the new setting
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the three parts of a setting
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways in which setting shapes characters and influences plot

Additional Learning

Analyze the effect of setting on a story by studying the lesson, How Setting Shapes the Characters & Plot. The following objectives are included:

  • Define plot
  • Learn how there are some expectations with certain settings
  • Review examples of how a character's background blends with setting
  • Understand the influence of setting on tone and theme