Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution


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Which part of the play features the moment when the intensity is highest?

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1. Which moment of the play reveals the background of the characters and is the first item on Freytag's pyramid?

2. Which part of the dramatic structure contains a lessening of tension?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gustav Freytag was a German playwright who designed a pyramid that helps us identify plot elements. You can assess your knowledge on the vocabulary used to explain that structure of dramatic stories with this interactive quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to know the meaning of:

  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution

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 plot elements
  • Making connections - use understanding of Freytag's Pyramid to identify plot elements in different stories
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about plot elements, review the accompanying lesson on plot elements in drama. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Gustav Freytag
  • Explain Freytag's Pyramid
  • Define exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
  • Identify plot elements in Little Red Riding Hood