Fiction Terms
Non-Fiction
Poetry
Context Clues
Mix
100

The sequence of events in a story. 

Plot

100

Which of the following are examples of non-fiction?

1. Newspaper

2. Comic book

3. Short story

4. Encyclopedia

5. Autobiography

1, 4, and 5

100

How many stanzas does this poem have?

We wear the mask that grins and lies,

It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—

This debt we pay to human guile;

With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,

And mouth with myriad subtleties.

 

Why should the world be over-wise,

In counting all our tears and sighs?

Nay, let them only see us, while

       We wear the mask.

 

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries

To thee from tortured souls arise.

We sing, but oh the clay is vile

Beneath our feet, and long the mile;

But let the world dream otherwise,

       We wear the mask!

Three stanzas

100

The elite soccer player scored more goals than any other player in the league.

The word elite most closely means-

a)The best in a category

b)Lazy and mean-spirited

c)Lacking in creativity and passion

d)Average or slightly above averaged

a

100

What does CONNOTATION mean? 

The positive or negative feelings associated with a word. 

200

What two things are introduced in the EXPOSITION? 

Setting and characters

200

This text structure goes with a Venn diagram. 

Compare/ Contrast

200

The repetition of beginning sounds in words is called __________________________. 

Alliteration

200

After the suspect ran away, the police were able to apprehend him by tackling him near the woods.

The word apprehend most closely means-

a) comprehend  b) resist

c) catch  d) disengage

C

200

What is a dynamic character?

A character that grows and changes during a story. 

300

Most plot events happen in which part of the story map? 

Rising action

300

What six things should you look for in an article to find its main idea?

Who, what, where, why, when, and how. 

The five W's + H

300

"The wind whispered secrets in her ear," is an example of what figurative language? 

Personification

300

Mark’s physical education teacher said, “There is no feasible way that you can run a mile in less than two minutes.”

The word feasible most closely means-

a) crazy  b) possible

c) regrettable  d) sinister

B

300

What is the difference between the PROCESS pattern and the LISTING pattern? 

Process tells you how to do something, and order is very important. 

Listing just lists details in no particular order. 

400

This is the turning point of the conflict in a story. 

Climax

400

Which organizational pattern tells events in time order? 

Chronological/ sequential

400

"My homework took years to finish," is an example of which figurative language? 

Hyperbole

400

The onslaught of soldiers surprised the smaller army and overtook the city.

The word onslaught most closely means-

a) determined few  b) large number

c) fierce attack  d) inadvertent display

C

400

What does PCIC stand for? 

Protagonist

Conflict

Initiating event

Conclusion

500

This is the kick-off of the conflict. 

Initiating event

500

Identify the text structure/ organizational  pattern:

House sparrows are some of the most common birds in our area, but they are not native to the United States. Sparrows were actually brought here on purpose by English immigrants who missed the birds from their home country. A few pairs were released and have been multiplying rapidly ever since. These crafty birds can be found in ever state of our country now. 

Cause and effect

500

Write an example of a METAPHOR

Answers will vary

500

In order to get out of the challenging test, the deceptive student told the teacher that he didn’t feel well.

The word deceptive most closely means-

a) controlling  b) tricky

c) cautious  d) sickly

B

500

To make an inference a reader needs to use background knowledge plus ____________________? 

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