Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots


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Which of the following serves as the introduction to a plot, presenting the main characters, describing the story's setting, and providing some background information to help readers understand the story that is about to unfold?

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1. Which of the following is the story's main problem, which pits the main characters against themselves, each other, society, nature, or something supernatural?

2. Which of the following shows the main characters making a series of choices and actions that lead to consequences and then to more choices and actions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A story's plot is comprised of several components, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the related terms. You will be assessed on exposition, rising action, and resolution, to name just a few.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following components of a story's plot:

  • Resolution
  • Climax
  • Rising action
  • Conflict
  • Exposition

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 about plot in fiction
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as resolution and conflict
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a component that is like an introduction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main problem of a story

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define plot
  • Identify the five basic elements of most plots
  • Understand the function of subplots within a story