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Question 1: This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as ________ (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels or books.
NovellaShort storySatirePoetry

Question 2: A classic definition of a short story is that one should be able to read it in one sitting, a point most notably made in Edgar Allan Poe's ________ "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846).

Question 3: Short story definitions based upon length differ somewhat even among professional writers, due somewhat in part to the fragmentation of the medium into ________.

Question 4: However, traditionalists including John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates maintained significant influence on the form, as did Canadian author ________.
Bonnie BurnardAlice MunroMargaret AtwoodElizabeth Hay (novelist)

Question 5: T. C. Boyle and ________ explored the psychology of popular culture.
David Foster WallaceConsider the LobsterInfinite JestThomas Pynchon

Question 6: When short stories intend to convey a specific ethical or moral perspective, they fall into a more specific sub-category called Parables (or ________).
PoetryFableLiterary techniqueFairy tale

Question 7: Today's short stories emerged as their own ________ in the early 19th century.

Question 8: See the article ________ for related debate about length.
PoetryNovellaShort storySatire

Question 9: Among the leading practitioners in this style were Steven Millhauser and ________.
The New YorkerFlorida State UniversityRobert Olen ButlerNew York City

Question 10: In the 1690s, traditional ________ began to be published (one of the most famous collections was by Charles Perrault).
FableFairy taleFantasyPoetry

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