Study Guide

Study Guide- Elements of the Short Story Unit Test
Exam: Monday, September 19, 2011
This exam will consist of multiple-choice, matching and short answer. There will not be an essay for this exam.
Terms: All definitions to terms are in your text book as well as on your chart. Students will be expected to
match a term to a definition, apply the term to the stories studied and apply the terms if given a passage. For
example, they should be able to identify what point of view a passage is told from or which type of irony is given
in the passage.
 Plot
 Exposition
 Suspense
 Rising Actions
 Surprise Ending
 Climax
 Foreshadowing
 Falling Actions
 Mood
 Denouement
 Irony  dramatic, situational, and verbal
 Setting
 Allusion
 Protagonist
 Symbol
 Antagonist
 Characterization
 Theme
 Static and Dynamic Characters
 Suspense
 Conflicts man vs. self (internal)
man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. technology, man vs. supernatural (external)
 Point of View  1st person, 3rd person objective, 3rd person omniscient
Stories: Students should be able to answer plot based questions for all of the following stories. They should be
familiar with the major characters, the setting and the events. The terms listed are here to guide your studies.
 “The Necklace”
 “The Gift of the Magi”
o Plot
o Allusion
o Conflict
 “The Possibility of Evil”
o Characterization
 “The Most Dangerous Game”
o Setting
 “The Sniper”
o Characterization
o Suspense
o Antagonist/Protagonist
o Mood
 “Marigolds”
o Conflict
o Mood
o Plot
o Symbol
 “American History”
o Allusion
 “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?”
o Situational Irony
 “The Scarlet Ibis”
o Characterization
o Symbol
o Plot- Climax
o Mood
o Point of View
o Compare/Contrast Ibis and Doodle
o Setting
 “Two Kinds”
o Symbol
o Theme
Additional Help: I am available for additional help. ALWAYS! ALWAYS! ALWAYS! You must see me to make
arrangements. If you are planning on coming for additional assistance, make sure you have prepared yourself.
Bring your notes, book, and any study tools you have already created.