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Fictional Narrative Study Guide. Self-tutorial October 4, 2001 Grade Eight Reading. Table of Contents. Fictional narrative Narrative elements Literary terms. 1. “The Dinner Party” by Mona Gardner is an example of a(n) A. Short Story B. Play C. Novel D. Folktale. A.

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Fictional Narrative Study Guide

Self-tutorial

October 4, 2001

Grade Eight Reading


Table of Contents

  • Fictional narrative

  • Narrative elements

  • Literary terms


1. “The Dinner Party” by Mona Gardner is an example of a(n) A. Short Story B. Play C. Novel D. Folktale

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


A short story and a novel have the same elements except for one of the choices that follow (A. They have characters B. They have a setting C. They have a theme D. They have one or more subplots)

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


Excerpt – “Chomondoly the Chimpanzee” Gerald Durrell

  • Read the following excerpt and answer the questions on the following slides.

    …Once I glanced at him, I realized that this was not a baby chimp but a fully grown one about eight years old. He was about twice my size with long, hairy arms.


The information that you get about the chimp in the excerpt that you just read is an example of ( A. Direct characterization B. Indirect characterization C. Minor characterization D. Personification)

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


“Chomondely the Chimp”

Read the following excerpt and answer the questions on the following slides.

…I offered him some tea and he greeted its arrival with hoots of joy, as I added six spoons of sugar in his cup. He took the cup and stuck out his lower lip very carefully to make sure the tea wasn’t too hot. It was a little warm, so he blew on it for a few minutes.


The information on what the chimp does in the preceding excerpt allows you to learn the following about him (A. He eats large amounts of food B. He is not polite C. He has been trained in the ways of humans D. He only drinks tea.)

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


The excerpt that you have just read was told by the author in the (A. First person point of view B. Second person point of view C. Third person point of view omniscient D. Third person limited point of view)

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


Excerpt – “Alias Jimmy Valentine” O.Henry

“Now, Valentine,” said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning, brace up and make a man of yourself. You’re not a bad man at heart. Stop cracking safes and live straight.”

“Me, said Jimmy, in surprise. “Why I never cracked a safe in my life!”

“Sure, that’s the way it always is with you “innocent victims.”


The way in which the author gave you information about the character is through the use of ( A. Personification B. Foreshadowing C. Dialogue D. Monologue)

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


8G and A only

In the Ray Bradbury’s story “All Summer in a Day”, the children were jealous that Margot had seen the sun and they hadn’t. Jealousy was the (A. Climax B. Style C. Motivation D. Theme) for their mean actions toward her.

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


In the short story “The Dinner Party”, the American’s motivation for asking everyone to sit still for the count of 500 is (A. Hatred B. Fear C. Adventure D. Pity)

A.

Fictional Narrative

B.

C.

D.


In the short story “The Dinner Party” the scene that foreshadows the ending of the story is ( A. The servant putting out the milk B. The American searching the room for the cobra C. The argument about whether males or females are better at staying calm D. The American slamming shut the veranda door)

A.

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B.

C.

D.


Life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly is an example of a(n) (A. Simile B Metaphor C. Allusion D. Hyperbole).

A.

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B.

C.

D.


Her smile is a warm stove on a cold day is an example of ( A. Personification B. Foreshadowing C. Metaphor D. Simile).

A.

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B.

C.

D.


To Be Continued

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