Story Elements
Conflicts
Conflicts 2
Vocabulary
100

During this part of the story (beginning) the children are waiting for the rain to stop.

What is the exposition.

100

This type of conflict occurs inside the character's mind.

What is an internal conflict.

100

Provide an example of a character vs. character conflict in the story

What is Margot vs. William

100

Define the word slacken.

What is to slow down or lessen.

They hope the sun will come out when the rain slackens.

200

The setting of the story

What is a rainy planet Venus

200

This type of conflict surrounds the character and occurs outside of the character's body/mind.

What is an external conflict.

200

Margot refuses to shower and let the water touch her head because..

What is Margot cannot stand the thought of getting wet again.

200

Define the word immense.

What is extremely big; huge.


The immense planet offered many areas to explore.

300

During the falling action of the story we can infer that the children are ashamed about locking Margot in the closet.  Which detail supports this inference?

What is the children cannot meet each other's eyes and look down at the ground.

300
List the 4 types of external conflict

1. Man vs. Man

2. Man vs. society (group)

3. Man vs. nature

4. Man vs. technology

* "man" and "character" can be used interchangeably

300

The rainy setting of the story creates what type of conflict for Margot?

What is an external conflict, character vs. nature.

300

Define the word apparatus.

A device or set of equipment used for a specific purpose.


The apparatus used to open the hatch was broken.

400

This happens during the resolution of the story

The children are ashamed and let Margot out of the closet.

400

Margot deals with this type of conflict when she is depressed because it constantly rains.

What is an internal conflict.

400

William shoves Margot into the closet and she misses the sun coming out, this is an example of which type of conflict?

What is an external conflict.

400

Define the word tumultuously.

What is in a wild or disorderly way


Branches and leaves shook tumultuously during the storm.

500

How does the setting affect the plot?

What is Margot is pale, silent, isolated from the children, and depressed.

500

This is the main reason the children treat Margot badly.

What is she might get to go back to Earth soon.

500

This would be considered the main conflict of the story, character vs. society.

What is an external conflict: Margot vs. the children.

500

Define the word savor

What is to take great pleasure in.


The traveler sat quietly to savor the unusual landscape.

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