Mrs. Laramie CFA # 2 Post Test - Literary Elements - 9th/10th
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Read the retelling of the Cinderella story and answer the questions that follow.
Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Cinderella. Her mother died while Cinderella was still young. Her father remarried, this time to a wicked woman, with two spoiled daughters of her own. While he lived, Cinderella was spared from her stepmother’s cruelty. Soon, however, her father grew ill and died. No longer bound by her husband’s will, Cinderella’s stepmother reduced Cinderella to the life of a servant. The drudgery in her life was a routine of dirty, unforgiving work. Time passed, and Cinderella grew into a beautiful, kind, young woman.
One day, it was announced that the prince of the land was in search of a wife, and was holding a ball to aid him in his quest. All eligible women were commanded to come. Cinderella’s cruel stepmother refused to allow Cinderella to go. As she sat crying, a kind-looking old woman appeared before her and announced that she was Cinderella’s fairy godmother, and that she was sent to help Cinderella go to the ball. The fairy godmother pulled out her magic wand, transformed a pumpkin into a stagecoach, a few stray mice into horses, and an old horse into a coachman. She then zapped Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful, white ball gown and elegant glass slippers. In no time, Cinderella was off to the ball, with a warning to return before midnight, or else the spell would wear off.
When she made her entrance, it was as if a light shone around her. She seemed to glide across the floor, and the entire room fell silent. Everyone was in awe of her radiance and charm. The prince approached her, and they danced and talked all night together. Cinderella was so enamored that she didn’t notice the time until it was almost too late. As the clock began to chime, Cinderella remembered, and raced away from the ball as quickly as she could. In her haste, she dropped one of her glass slippers. She managed to get out of sight just before everything changed back to normal.
Distraught, the prince sent men to find the woman whose foot fit the glass slipper. The men finally arrived at Cinderella’s house and allowed her to try on the slipper. It fit perfectly, and she and the prince got married and lived happily ever after.
1. Which of the following is NOT an archetypal character from the story? *
2. Which best describes the archetypal plot of the story? *
3. At the beginning of the passage, the author uses several forms of diction to develop a tone. Which sentence best reflects the tone at the start of the passage? *
4. Which of the following would NOT be considered a theme of “A Cinderella Story?” *
5. Which lines from the story DO NOT help establish Good vs. Evil as a theme? *
6. What do the glass slippers NOT symbolize in the passage? *
7. Which of the following does the prince symbolize? *
8. Which of the following sentences from the passage DO NOT give reference to tone. *
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