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The Ransom Of Red Chief Quizzes & Trivia

Quick review quiz over the short story, The Ransom of Red Chief.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of character motivation?
    • A. 

      What a person says or does

    • B. 

      How quickly a character acts

    • C. 

      The general mood or attitude of a character

    • D. 

      The reasons why a character acts, thinks or feels a certain way.

  • 2. 
    Consider static and dynamic character. Static characters do not undergo significant change, while dynamic characters do undergo significant change. Read the following statements and check all of them statements that you believe to be true. Only one answer will be checked.
    • A. 

      Bill is dynamic because he realizes he is not as tough as he thought he was

    • B. 

      Johnny is dynamic because he does not change from the beginning of the story until the end. He is still rotten.

    • C. 

      Sam is dynamic because he does not undergo significant change.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best decribes the character traits of Johnny (Boy Dorset).
    • A. 

      Quiet, shy, and caring

    • B. 

      Happy-go-lucky and fun to be around

    • C. 

      Mean, obnoxious, and juvenile

    • D. 

      Sweet, honest, and hardworking

  • 4. 
    The author uses irony several times in this story. Check the examples below that illustrate the author's use of irony. More that one box may be checked.
    • A. 

      "When I got to the cave I found Bill backed up against the side of it..."

    • B. 

      "'Perhaps,' says I to myself, 'it has not been discovered that the wolves have borne away the tender lambkin from the fold"

    • C. 

      "I got the knife away from the kid and made him lie down again.

  • 5. 
    Why does Bill want to return Johnny? In other words, What was his MOTIVATION?
    • A. 

      Because he is sure his family misses him

    • B. 

      Because he is going crazy because the boy is torturing him

    • C. 

      He feels bad for taking him

    • D. 

      He has decided he no longer want to be a crook

  • 6. 
    Match the characters in the story to the correct information. 
    • A. Red Chief
    • A.
    • B. Ebenezer Dorset
    • B.
    • C. Sam
    • C.
    • D. Bill Driscott
    • D.
  • 7. 
    What was the conflict in this story. How was the conflict resolved?
  • 8. 
    Summaraze The Ransom of Red Chief using complete sentences. (Please be sure to include the main ideas)