Grade 2 Reading Literature - Structure of a Story
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Grade 2 Reading Literature - Structure of a Story

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Understanding a story requires the students to realize that stories are created with a beginning and ending. At the beginning of the story, characters and the setting are introduced. This is followed by the rising action, climax and falling action. The ending of the story brings the action to a conclusion. In this quiz, the students will read a story and answer questions pertaining to the beginning and ending of that story.

Story – Camping Sounds

Bob, Bill and Ben are in the woods. They just set up their tent. They love to camp. The three boys are boy scouts. Ben’s parents let the boys camp in the woods. They are across the small river in their trailer.

It is dark at night. The boys sit next to the fire. They feel the heat. The boys are talking. Then they hear a noise.

“What was that?” Ben asks. Bob and Bill shrug. They start talking again. Then the boys hear a roar. The boys look at each other.

“That was a bear!” Bob says. “We should go. Bears can kill.”

“Where do we go?” Bill asks. The animal roars again. All the boys jump up.

“Let’s swim across the river.” Ben says. All three boys swim across the river. They get to Ben’s parents.

“Why are you here?” Ben’s dad asks. Then they all look across the river. A bear is mad. He tears up the boys’ tent. The boys and Ben’s parents feel good. The boys did the right thing.

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1.
What characters are introduced in the beginning of the story?
The boy scout troop.
Ben’s parents.
Bob, Bill and Ben.
Bob’s parents.
At the beginning of the story, Bob, Bill and Ben are introduced in the first paragraph since they are the main characters.
2.
Where are the characters at the beginning of the story?
They are at the zoo.
They are camping in the woods.
They are swimming in a river.
They are with Ben’s parents.
Since these are boy scouts, they are camping in the woods.
3.
What are the characters doing at the beginning of the story?
They are setting up their tent.
They are swimming in the river.
They are listening to a roaring noise.
They are meeting Ben’s parents.
At the beginning of the story, the boys are setting up their tent at the campsite.
4.
What is included in the beginning of a story?
A big problem between the characters.
Details about the characters and setting.
How the problems are fixed.
The purpose of the story.
In the beginning of a story, the characters and setting are introduced in addition to having background information.
5.
Where are the parents?
At their home.
Next to the boys’ tent.
Across the river.
At a hotel.
The parents are camping in their trailer across the river away from the boys.
6.
What is included in the ending of a story?
A big problem between the characters.
Details about the characters and setting.
How the problems are fixed.
The purpose of the story.
At the end of a story, the problems are resolved or fixed.
7.
Why do the boys swim across the river?
To race each other.
To go home.
To eat breakfast.
To get away from a bear.
The boys swim across the river to get away from the bear.
8.
What happens at the end of the story?
The parents come over to see the boys.
The bear destroys the boys’ tent.
The parents and boys swim in the river.
The boys set up their tent.
After the boys swim across the river, the boys and parents see the bear tear up the boys’ tent.
9.
Why do Ben’s parents feel good at the end of the story?
The boys made the right choice.
The boys were very nice.
The boys caught a lot of fish.
The boys were great at swimming.
When the boys and parents see the bear tear up the boys’ tent, they knew the boys made the right decision to cross the river.
10.
What new character speaks at the end of the story?
Bill.
Ben.
Bob.
Ben’s dad.
At the end of the story, Ben’s dad is introduced and speaks.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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