Short Story Test Review

Be prepared to write about the following stories. Be familiar with the settings, time frames, characters, and plots.

  1. “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” – 31
  2. “ Everyday Use” – 48
  3. “ Harrison Bergeron” – 36
  4. “Through the Tunnel” –  https://www.hasd.org/faculty/ThomasKraus/throughthetunnel.pdf
  5. “Lamb to the Slaughter”http://myweb.scu.edu.tw/~jmklassen/scu100b/rdngconv/lambdahl.pdf

Review all notes on the following:

  1. Plot terms
  2. Character terms
  3. Themes
  4. Irony and ambiguity
  5. Point of view

Be prepared to answer questions like these:

  1. What is one story that was written in first-person point of view?
  2. What is one story that was written in third-person omniscient point of view?
  3. What is the resolution of “Harrison Bergeron?”
  4. What is one complication in “Everyday Use?”
  5. What is an example of verbal irony?
  6. What is an example of ambiguity?
  7. What is the theme of “Everyday Use?”
  8. What is one example of a stock character?
  9. Who is the antagonist in “Everyday Use?”
  10. Who is the author of “Through the Tunnel?”
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