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Part 1 Test: To Kill a Mockingbird


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Setting refers to the time and place of the action of a story. In one full paragraph, describe the setting of To Kill a
Mockingbird. Be sure to use and underline four details from the text to support your answer.

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3 pts

Response is written in a complete paragraph.

Response has less than four specific details

Four specific, relevant details have been

and/or the details have not been underlined.

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Response doesnt answer the question

included and underlined.

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Characterization is the way a writer creates and develops characters personalities. The four basic methods of
characterization are achieved through: the direct comments a writer makes about a characters personality or nature; the
physical description a writer makes about a character, the characters thoughts, speech, and actions; and the way other
characters think, feel, and act toward the main character. In one full paragraph, describe the way Scout is characterized. Be
sure to use and underline four details from the text to support your answer.

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5 pts

3 pts

Response is written in a complete paragraph.

Response has less than four specific details

Four specific, relevant details have been

and/or the details have not been underlined.

included and underlined.

1-0 points
Response doesnt answer the question

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A conflict is a struggle between opposing forces. An external conflict involves a character pitted against an outside force,
such as nature, a physical obstacle, or another character. An internal conflict is one that occurs within a character. Struggles
can be categorized into different kinds of generic conflict, such as: Man vs. Machine, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Man, Man vs.
Himself, Man vs. Circumstances, Man vs. Supernatural, Man vs. Society, etc. In one full paragraph, describe one conflict
from To Kill a Mockingbird. Be sure to use and underline four details from the text to support your answer.

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5 pts

3 pts

Response is written in a complete paragraph.

Response has less than four specific details

Four specific, relevant details have been

and/or the details have not been underlined.

1-0 points
Response doesnt answer the question

included and underlined.

4. The sequence of events in a story is called the plot. A plot focuses on a central conflict or problem faced by the main
character. The actions that the character takes to resolve the conflict build toward a climax. A plot typically develops in five
stages: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Though we havent yet finished reading the novel, you
should be able to describe the exposition, inciting action, and rising action. Be sure to use and underline four details from the
text to support your answer.

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5 pts

3 pts

Response is written in a complete paragraph.

Response has less than four specific details

Four specific, relevant details have been

and/or the details have not been underlined.

included and underlined.

1-0 points
Response doesnt answer the question

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