The Breakaway

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Which is best described as the climax of the story?
Justin injures his knee while playing basketball.
Justin applies for universities.
Kiki talks to Justin about college.
Justin gets accepted to college.
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How does Justin change after this moment?
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Which of the following is best described as rising action?
Justin scores a 24 on the ACT.
Justin lays around watching TV and eating all day.
Justin is very good at basketball and has a bright future.
Justin enrolls at a university in Hawaii.
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Identify one example of rising action from the story and explain why it is rising action.
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Which term best describes the moment in the story when Justin injures his knee?
Falling Action
Inciting Incident
Climax
Rising Action
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Which part of the story is it when Justin injures his knee? Explain why your answer.
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Which best describes the part in the story when Justin begins to pass all of his classes?
Rising Action
Moment of Final Suspense
Falling Action
Climax
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Which part of the story is it when Justin begins to pass his classes? Explain your answer.
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Which is best described as the resolution of the story?
Justin enrolls at a university in Hawaii.
Kiki tells Justin about college.
Justin agrees to play the big guy who injures him.
Justin eats on the couch and watches TV all day.
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What is the resolution of this story and why do you think that?
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Which best describes the central conflict in the story?
Justin recovers from his injury and becomes an excellent ball player again.
Justin works to lose the weight that he has gained since his injury.
Justin attempts to beat a larger player at a game of basketball.
Justin struggles to accept his injury and move on with his life.
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Describe the central conflict in the story using your own words.
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Which is best described as the moment of final suspense?
Justin must score well on the ACT.
Justin is a great basketball player with a bright future.
Kiki tells Justin about college.
Justin injures his knee while playing basketball.
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What was the moment of final suspense in the story and why do you think that?
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Which is best described as falling action?
Justin cheats on the ACT.
Justin is depressed about his injury and watches TV all day.
Justin works hard to improve his GPA.
Justin agrees to play basketball against a larger player.
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Identify one example of falling action from the story and explain why it is falling action.
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Which best describes the part in the story when Justin is a good basketball player with a bright future?
Inciting Incident
Rising Action
Exposition
Resolution
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Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
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Which best expresses the theme or author's message in this story?
When you get a bad break, pick up the pieces and move on.
Students should focus their energy on school not sports.
Family members are more important than friends.
Never let an injury stop you from doing something that you love.
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Express the theme or author's message of this story in your own words. Use text to support your answer.
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