COMMUNICATIONS 9 HONORS SHORT STORY EXAM REVIEW SHEET Stories to be studied: “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell “The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allan Poe “Through the Tunnel,” by Doris Lessing “Marigolds,” by Eugenia Collier “No Gray Areas” by Mark Johnston “Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst Film: “The Man in the Moon” The test will be made up of two sections. The first will include 54 multiple choice questions. The second will focus on short answers and two essay answers. Both the short answer and essay sections will include a new passage. You will be asked to do a number of “application” tasks: For example, you will compare themes of the new materials to some of the short stories we have read. You will be asked to apply your knowledge of literary elements to new materials, identifying theme, conflict, etc. So, in order to prepare thoroughly for the test, you should review each of the short stories we have read and be able to analyze them in terms of the literary elements we have studied (conflict, character, plot, setting, theme, point of view, etc.). Also, know the literary element terms well enough to apply to new material. The following basic outline is designed to help you review. It is an overview and may not contain every detail that will be on the test. For each story, be able to: Identify the author. Discuss the major events that occur in the story, along with their importance. Identify major characters from each story. What are their main traits? What is their relationship with other characters in the story? Identify and describe setting. Be able to explain how the setting affects the characters, sets the mood of the story, or affects the outcome. Identify internal and external conflict. Provide a possible theme for each story. Describe the statement the author seems to be making and support it with evidence from the text. Demonstrate ability to compare themes of two stories or more. Identify the point of view from which the story is told and explain the effects of that point of view on the story. Recognize allusion, metaphor, simile, personification. SHORT FORM CHECKLIST: Can you: GOT IT Define and give examples of protagonist and antagonist. ______ _____ Recognize and be able to define literary elements: Define and recognize metaphor, simile, and figurative language. Define and give examples of foreshadowing and flashback. Define and give examples of irony. _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ______ _____ Explain conflict: HMMM Define. Two categories: internal and external. Forms: person vs. person, person vs. nature, person vs. society, person vs. self. Apply notes on theme: Define. Identify in each story ______ _____ Apply notes on point of view/voice: Define. Three major types. ______ _____ Know how a writer develops characters and recognize static vs. dynamic characters ______ _____ Apply notes on setting: Be able to describe and explain why it may have an impact on the story. ______ _____ Know the five stages of plot. _____ _____ STUDY GUIDE: PRACTICE On a sheet of paper, record the following information for review. Look at your notes; then record this information without looking at your notes. Be sure to understand the information: Do not just regurgitate what you have read. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Define and give examples of protagonist and antagonist. Define plot. Briefly explain the five stages in basic plot structure. Define and give examples of foreshadowing and irony. Define conflict. List the two categories of conflict. List the four types of conflict; give examples of each from the stories. Define theme for each story. Identify the three major types of point of view. Be able to explain the effects of using the different types of point of view. Give a basic overview of each story, including the plot, setting, characters, and conflict.