The function of a short story’s exposition is to

The function of a short story’s exposition is to
__________. (Points : 3)
present the setting and characters
carry the action to the turning point
begin the action of the plot
resolve the plot’s conflict
2. The point of highest action or the turning point of a short story is called its __________. (Points : 3)
rising action
falling action
3. To imitate the way real people sound when they talk, writers can create dialogue that uses __________. (Points : 3)
sound effects
4. Readers can more readily identify with a story’s narrator if the writer uses __________. (Points : 3)
third-person omniscient point of view
third-person limited point of view
second-person point of view
first-person point of view
5. In “Thank You, M’am,” the blue suede shoes represent __________. (Points : 3)
Roger’s innocence
Mrs. Jones’s youth
what Roger wants but cannot have
the lesson that Mrs. Jones teaches Roger

6. In their brief encounter, Mrs. Jones tries to teach Roger all of the following except __________. (Points : 3)
to never talk to strangers
to take responsibility for your actions
to have pride in yourself
to treat others respectfully

7. The narrator’s family life in “The Circuit” reveals the importance of __________. (Points : 3)
traveling for fun
having lots of money
getting a good education
working together toward a goal
8. At the beginning of “The Bracelet,” Ruri tells the reader that after her house has been packed up it feels like “a gift box after the nice thing inside was gone; just a lot of nothingness.” The author uses this image to communicate the story’s __________. (Points : 3)
9. The climax of “The Circuit” occurs when __________. (Points : 3)
the narrator’s teacher agrees to give him trumpet lessons
the narrator and his brother join their father at work in the field
the narrator sits alone and worries on the bus
the family works quickly to pack the car with all their household goods
10. In what important way are facts and historical fiction used differently in a story? (Points : 3)
Historical fiction includes imaginative details that add dramatic interest, but facts can be proved.
Historical fiction is usually written about famous people, but facts are not about people.
Historical fiction is always based on historical events, but facts are not part of history.
Historical fiction usually includes details about the weather, but facts are usually about science.
11. What was most likely the author’s purpose for including the conversation between the two boys and Michael Faraday at the end of “Michael Faraday’s World”? (Points : 3)
to foreshadow that one boy would become a scientist
to add another fact to the work
to support the idea that Faraday valued a questioning mind
to demonstrate the progress Faraday had made in the scientific community
12. The author of “Enrico Fermi: The ‘Italian Navigator’” says Fermi was like a ship captain. The author makes this comparison to help readers understand that Fermi __________. (Points : 3)
recorded his progress while crossing treacherous territory
was often “lost at sea” while working on experiments
built a lab aboard a ship
commanded a crew of unruly lab assistants
13. How were Enrico Fermi and Marie Curie similar? (Points : 3)
They were both living in France when they conducted their work.
They were both married to scientists, with whom they worked closely.
They were both extremely dedicated to their work.
They were both afraid of failure and the opinions of others.

14. The story says that Daniel Hale Williams “reassured the patient with his calm, dignified manner.” From this information, what can you conclude? (Points : 3)
The patient was very anxious and nervous.
Williams was very proud and annoyed.
The rest of the staff was inefficient and foolish.
Williams knew the man would not die.

15. Why did Daniel Hale Williams establish Provident Hospital? (Points : 3)
He only wanted to care for patients who were not African American.
He hoped that he could become famous by founding a hospital.
He was following the advice of an old professor from medical school.
He wanted a place where all people could get medical care.

16. What important lesson does Ruri learn from her mother in “The Bracelet”? (Points : 3)
to hang on to the things that remind her of home
to tend the garden diligently
to beware of all governments
to treasure memories rather than material goods
17. What happens during the falling action of “The Circuit”? (Points : 3)
The narrator rides the bus to school feeling quite nervous.
The narrator returns home, excited, only to find that his family is moving again.
The narrator meets with his teacher and has the opportunity to learn to play the trumpet.
The narrator and his brother work hard in the fields to help support their family.

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