This is a non-conventional test that does not stop at simply asking for a definition. The test is varied and has students apply their knowledge.
Students are tested on the plot line, conflict types, and characterization. Extra credit on characterization is also included at the end.
At the beginning students are asked to define what a plot line is. Then a blank plot line which they must label is provided. Below that there is room for them to explain what each section on the plot line entails.
Later they are to define conflict and there is a matching section. Here they draw a line from the conflict type to the scenario.
Finally there are two questions for characterization. One is multiple choice and has students identifying two characterizations. The other provides an example and has students fill in the blank as to what the character type is.
Two extra credit questions are included as well. One is True/False, the other is a (very) short response question.
There are a total of 20 questions so each can be worth five points for a total of 100 points. I give two point for the first extra credit question, and five points for the second.
**An answer key is included below the test.