What is a Story Arc? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following parts of the story arc tie up loose ends in the plot?

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1. What is the purpose of the exposition part of a story arc?

2. Which of the following is NOT considered a part of the rising action in a story arc?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether you're writing a story or analyzing an existing one, a specific story element that you should pay attention to is the story arc. You can use the questions contained within this quiz and worksheet to brush up on key facts related to story arcs, including their components and purposes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on:

  • The different parts of story arcs, such as rising and falling action
  • The characteristics of exposition
  • The purpose of different parts of a story arc
  • Example of exposition

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see how well you can recall the overall definition of a story arc, as well as the definitions and functions of its various components
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand how the different components of story arcs appear in stories and the role that they serve in telling the story itself
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge of story arcs to identify a specific example of a story arc component in a famous story

Additional Learning

Get more facts on this subject by reviewing the associated lesson called What is a Story Arc? - Definition & Examples. Read through this lesson to learn about:

  • Story arc formula
  • Diagramming story arcs
  • Analyzing the story arc in Little Red Riding Hood