English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Parts of a Story (Questions)

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When telling a story, there are five main elements used. These elements include: the plot, the characters, the conflict, the theme and the setting.

THE PLOT : The plot consists of a sequence of events that tells the entire story. The plot is divided into counter parts that include:

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The exposition which is when the characters are introduced.
The rising action which sets up the conflict of the story.
The climax which is the turning point in the story where the character reaches the peak of the conflict. Generally, this conflict changes the character in some way.

The falling action which is when loose ends in the story are wrapped up or resolved.
The resolution which brings the story to a close.

THE CHARACTERS: The characters include the main characters who will be part of the entire story, as well as secondary characters that help the main characters encounter the conflict and/or resolve the conflict.

THE CONFLICT : The conflict is the challenge the character(s) must face in order to grow and change who they are. Most stories contain several small conflicts and one large or major conflict.

THE THEME: The theme is the moral, social, religious or political views and opinions of the writer and their reason for telling the story.

THE SETTING: The setting tells us when and where the story takes place. It can also include weather conditions.

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1. This sets up the conflict of the story.
[ ] Theme
[ ] Plot
[ ] Rising action
[ ] Exposition
2. This consists of a sequence of events that tells the entire story.
[ ] Theme
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Setting
[ ] Plot
3. This is when the characters are introduced.
[ ] Climax
[ ] Exposition
[ ] Falling action
[ ] Resolution
4. These are the people who will be part of the entire story.
[ ] Characters
[ ] Villain
[ ] Hero
[ ] Comic relief
5. This is when loose ends in the story are wrapped up or resolved.
[ ] Climax
[ ] Falling action
[ ] Resolution
[ ] Theme
6. This is the moral, social, religious or political views and opinions of the writer and their reason for telling the story.
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Climax
[ ] Theme
[ ] Plot
7. This is the turning point in the story where the character reaches the peak of the conflict.
[ ] Falling action
[ ] Plot
[ ] Resolution
[ ] Climax
8. This tells us when and where the story takes place.
[ ] Setting
[ ] Exposition
[ ] Rising action
[ ] Theme
9. This brings the story to a close.
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Resolution
[ ] Climax
[ ] Falling action
10. This is the challenge the character(s) must face in order to grow and change who they are.
[ ] Plot
[ ] Climax
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Exposition
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Parts of a Story (Answers)
1. This sets up the conflict of the story.
[ ] Theme
[ ] Plot
[x] Rising action
[ ] Exposition
The rising action sets up the conflict of the story. Answer (c) is the correct answer.
2. This consists of a sequence of events that tells the entire story.
[ ] Theme
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Setting
[x] Plot
The plot consists of a sequence of events that tells the entire story. Answer (d) is the correct answer.
3. This is when the characters are introduced.
[ ] Climax
[x] Exposition
[ ] Falling action
[ ] Resolution
The part of a story in which the characters are introduced is known as the exposition. Answer (b) is correct.
4. These are the people who will be part of the entire story.
[x] Characters
[ ] Villain
[ ] Hero
[ ] Comic relief
The characters are the people who will be part of the entire story. The characters will include the villain and the hero and possibly a comic relief character but the correct answer is all of the “characters” making Answer (a) the correct answer.
5. This is when loose ends in the story are wrapped up or resolved.
[ ] Climax
[x] Falling action
[ ] Resolution
[ ] Theme
The falling action is when loose ends in the story are wrapped up or resolved. Answer (b) is the correct answer.
6. This is the moral, social, religious or political views and opinions of the writer and their reason for telling the story.
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Climax
[x] Theme
[ ] Plot
The theme is the moral, social, religious or political views and opinions of the writer and their reason for telling the story. Answer (c) is the correct answer.
7. This is the turning point in the story where the character reaches the peak of the conflict.
[ ] Falling action
[ ] Plot
[ ] Resolution
[x] Climax
The climax is the turning point in a story where the character reaches the peak of the conflict. Answer (d) is, therefore, the correct answer here.
8. This tells us when and where the story takes place.
[x] Setting
[ ] Exposition
[ ] Rising action
[ ] Theme
The setting tells us when and where the story takes place. Answer (a) is the correct answer.
9. This brings the story to a close.
[ ] Conflict
[x] Resolution
[ ] Climax
[ ] Falling action
The resolution bring the story to a close making Answer (b) the correct answer.
10. This is the challenge the character(s) must face in order to grow and change who they are.
[ ] Plot
[ ] Climax
[x] Conflict
[ ] Exposition
The conflict is the challenge the character(s) must face in order to grow and change who they are. Answer (c) is, therefore, the correct answer here.