How to Write a Short Story


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Someone writes a short story about someone who is living and writes lies about them without any proof. What could this be an example of?

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1. What is plagiarism?

2. What is the protagonist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz questions will help you practice your knowledge of the processes involved in short story creation. You will be asked to identify key things used in short stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During this quiz, you'll be able to review your understanding of:

  • What plagiarism is
  • What it is called to write lies about a living person
  • Who the protagonist is in a story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the general pattern stories take
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as plagiarism and protagonist
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the basis of all short stories is

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled, How to Write a Short Story to get a more in-depth understanding of topics such as:

  • The difference between fiction and nonfiction
  • The importance of the opening paragraph
  • Examples of famous short stories