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A quiz to test your knowledge of the elements of fiction writing.
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This quiz features 50 questions meant to test your knowledge of
the elements of fiction writing and short story writing.

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1. Dialogue:
 Which of the following is true?
       Dialogue should be interesting.        
       Dialogue should be based on character.        
       Dialogue should be interesting and based on character.        
       None of the above,        
2. Writing Fiction:
 _____ in a story includes the words used to show what a person or thing is like, or how a person or thing looks.
       Point of view        
       Description        
       Conflict        
       Resolution        
3. Writing Fiction:
 A transition to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story is called a _____.
       plot        
       flashback        
       theme        
       mood        
4. Writing Fiction:
 The advancement or development of a story at a particular rate or tempo is called _____.
       pacing        
       plot        
       description        
       foreshadowing        
5. Characters:
 The _____ is the main character in a story.
       antagonist        
       villain        
       protagonist        
       none of the above        
6. Mood:
 The mood of a story can be set through the use of description, dialogue, and action.
       True        
       False        
7. Endings:
 The ending of a story should wrap up the story and provide closure.
       True        
       False        
8. An Element of Fiction:
 The location where a story takes place is called the story’s _____.
       plot        
       theme        
       setting        
       description        
9. Middles:
 The middle of a story should do which of the following?
       Continue character development.        
       Raise the level of tension or suspense.        
       Continue character development and raise the level of tension or suspense.        
       None of the above.        
10. Writing Fiction:
 Too much of a character's background information presented at one time in a story can lead to an _____.
       mood        
       transition        
       flashback        
       info dump        
11. Shifts:
 A _____ is simply a move or shift in the story.
       plot        
       theme        
       transition        
       monologue        
12. An Element of Fiction:
 The information needed to understand a story is called _____.
       summary        
       narration        
       point of view        
       exposition        
13. Conflict:
 The catalyst that begins a story’s main conflict is considered a _____.
       plot        
       theme        
       resolution        
       complication        
14. Conflict:
 A story’s conflict can be portrayed through dialogue, action, and/or mood.
       True        
       False        
15. Story Moral:
 The underlying message of a short story or a novel is called a ______.
       point of view        
       focus        
       theme        
       plot        
16. Beginnings:
 The beginning of a story usually contains a _____ that makes readers want to keep reading.
       resolution        
       time span        
       hook        
       denouement        
17. Mood:
 The mood of a story draws an emotional response from readers.
       True        
       False        
18. Writing Fiction:
 Which of the following can be left out of a story?
       explanations        
       how characters get from one place to another        
       what characters do between scenes        
       all of the above        
19. An Element of Fiction:
 A story's _____ can also be considered as a series of significant events in the story.
       theme        
       dialogue        
       plot        
       setting        
20. Writing Fiction:
 _____ involves hinting of what will happen later in a story.
       Plot        
       Foreshadowing        
       Theme        
       Tone        
21. Point of View:
 A story written in the _____ Point of View is told in a way in which the narrator appears to be the reader.
       First Person        
       Second Person        
       Third Person        
       None of the above.        
22. Shifts:
 Any change of scene in a story requires a _____.
       transition        
       plot        
       theme        
       tone        
23. Endings:
 The final resolution of a plot or story is called _____.
       denouement        
       time span        
       hook        
       None of the above.        
24. Writing Fiction:
 The _____ of a story can be defined as the attitude of the author towards the characters and their situations.
       theme        
       plot        
       tone        
       climax        
25. Turning Point:
 This is the turning point in a story that occurs when characters try to resolve the complication.
       Ending        
       Complication        
       Climax        
       Exposition        
26. Writing Fiction:
 The _____ of a story can be defined as a strong feeling created by images, characterization, and dialogue.
       tone        
       plot        
       theme        
       mood        
27. Point of View:
 A story written in the _____ Point of View is told through a narrator who knows everything about the characters.
       First Person        
       Third Person Omniscient        
       Second Person        
       Third Person Limited        
28. An Element of Fiction:
 A _____ is a causal sequence of events that draws readers into the characters’ lives and helps readers better understand why characters make certain choices.
       theme        
       hook        
       point of view        
       plot        
29. Description:
 Long descriptions should be avoided.
       True        
       False        
30. Conflict:
 Conflict in stories can be of four different kinds: man vs. man, man vs. society, man vs. nature, and man vs. himself.
       True        
       False        
31. Shifts:
 The one rule about transitions is to make them as barely noticeable as possible in a story.
       True        
       False        
32. Voice:
 The following sentence is an example of _____ voice: The mailman was bitten by a dog.
       active        
       passive        
       intruding        
       none of the above        
33. Endings:
 The surprise ending of a story is called a _____.
       twist        
       hook        
       brief        
       theme        
34. Background Information:
 An _____ can occur when too much of the back story is presented in one instance in a story.
       info dump        
       exposition        
       denouement        
       twist        
35. Shifts:
 _____ solve the problem of moving characters from one scene to the next or from one time period to the next.
       Transitions        
       Actions        
       Plots        
       Settings        
36. Writing Fiction:
 A story’s characters and setting(s) can be brought alive through _____ writing.
       time span        
       denouement        
       descriptive        
       none of the above        
37. Voice:
 The following sentence is an example of _____ voice: A dog bit the mailman.
       intruding        
       passive        
       active        
       none of the above        
38. Writing Fiction:
 Fear vs. desire, greed vs. duty, love vs. loyalty, revenge vs. self-doubt are all examples of _____.
       plot        
       mood        
       conflict        
       transition        
39. Point of View:
 When _____ Point of View is used, the story is told only through the first person point of view character.
       Second Person        
       First Person        
       Third Person        
       Third Person Limited        
40. An Element of Fiction:
 Action that changes the story’s ending and consequences of the story is _____.
       plot        
       theme        
       conflict        
       climax        
41. Beginnings:
 Beginnings alert the reader of the time and place or setting of a story, and introduce the writer's voice.
       True        
       False        
42. Plot:
 A plot usually consists of these elements: exposition, complication, climax, and resolution.
       True        
       False        
43. Plot:
 A plot’s structure depends on the arrangement of a story’s exposition, climax, resolution, and _____.
       dialogue        
       paragraphs        
       denouement        
       complication        
44. Dialogue:
 In a story, dialogue can help set the mood, provide humor and conflict, build character, and _____.
       be italicized        
       advance the plot        
       be stiff and uninteresting        
       none of the above        
45. Dialogue:
 The kind of dialogue where characters speak mainly to themselves is called _____.
       free speech        
       stream of consciousness        
       monologue        
       none of the above        
46. Point of View:
 When the _____ Point of View is used, the story is told through the experiences of one character.
       Second Person        
       Third Person Limited Omniscient        
       First Person        
       Third Person Omniscient        
47. Beginnings:
 The beginning of a story should accomplish several tasks including which of the following?
       Hook readers.        
       Introduce the main character and the conflict.        
       Set the story's tone and mood.        
       All of the above.        
48. Endings:
 An ending containing an "A-Ha" moment in which a character or a reader comes to a sudden realization that changes her/his attitude of awareness is known as an _____.
       plot        
       epiphany        
       theme        
       mood        
49. Endings:
 The set of events that bring a story to a close are considered to be a story’s _____.
       plot        
       theme        
       hook        
       resolution        
50. Characters:
 The less important characters in a story are also called minor or _____ characters.
       major        
       meaningless        
       stock        
       two dimensional        
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