6th Grade Pretest Character Traits And Characterization Church 3rd Core

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6th Grade Pretest Character Traits And Characterization Church 3rd Core

CAREFULLY read the following short passages and questions on character traits and characterization. On the multiple choice questions, read ALL the answer choices, then choose the BEST answer. On the essay question(s), answer by typing your answer into the box following the question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What is characterization?
    • A. 

      Differentiating between the various characters and allowing the characters to show growth

    • B. 

      Naming of characters and rating of how important they are in, and to the story

    • C. 

      The way in which a writer portrays the characters in a story and helps us, as readers, to get to know them

    • D. 

      Helping the reader get to the know the people and the important details in a non-fiction piece of writing

  • 2. 
    What does DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION mean?
    • A. 

      The writer directly says what he or she means to say in a simple way and the characters, then understand it all better

    • B. 

      The writer makes direct statements about a character's personality and tells what the character is like

    • C. 

      The writer lets us, as readers, get to know more about the characters so that we understand where the characters are coming from more easily

    • D. 

      The writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him

  • 3. 
    What does INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION mean?
    • A. 

      The writer helps us, as readers, indirectly understand what is meant by the author's explanations

    • B. 

      the writer makes direct statements about a character's personality and tells what the character is like.

    • C. 

      The writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him

    • D. 

      Where we, as readers, indirectly understand what the characters are saying and meaning

  • 4. 
    Jake is Cassie's older brother.  One day they are walking home from school when a cold front rolls in and the temperature drops 20 degrees.  Jake is dressed more appropriately for the weather than Cassie.  He takes off his hooded sweatshirt and offers it to her.  She gratefully accepts. Jake is now colder, but he is happier. What character traits does Jake demonstrate? 
    • A. 

      Impulsive and helpful

    • B. 

      Honest and sincere

    • C. 

      Sweet and ambitious

    • D. 

      Thoughtful and compassionate

  • 5. 
    Corey came back from the bathroom and noticed that her rainbow pencil was missing.  She looked around the room and saw that Beth was using a rainbow pencil. Corey started crying uncontrollably and ran out of the room.  What character trait does Corey demonstrate?
    • A. 

      Demanding

    • B. 

      Dramatic

    • C. 

      Reserved

    • D. 

      Independant

  • 6. 
    The central or main character of a story is also known as _______________.?
    • A. 

      The antagonist

    • B. 

      The protagonist

    • C. 

      The 3rd person narrator

    • D. 

      The 1st person narrator

  • 7. 
     In the story "Romeo and Juliet", the couple's parents disapprove of their relationship and refuse to allow them to be together. Their parents are classified as the _______________ of the story.  (the correct literary term for that type of character)
    • A. 

      Protagonists

    • B. 

      Villains

    • C. 

      Antagonists

    • D. 

      Mean people

  • 8. 
    A round character is one that:
    • A. 

      The reader sees only one side of but learns to like him and care about him/her

    • B. 

      The reader learns to care about and is big and robust

    • C. 

      The reader sees all sides of and is usually the main character

    • D. 

      The reader is caused to detest (hate) because of his/her actions

  • 9. 
    A character who remains unchanged from the story's beginning to end is called:
    • A. 

      Static character

    • B. 

      Dynamic character

    • C. 

      Flat character

    • D. 

      Round character

  • 10. 
    What method of characterization is used to describe Brad in the following example?The words fell out of Brad's mouth so fast, he tripped over each one. "I can't do it! This project is so hard!" 
    • A. 

      Physical traits

    • B. 

      Inner thoughts and feelings

    • C. 

      Speech and behavior

    • D. 

      Other characters' reactions to the character

  • 11. 
    Which method of characterization tells what the character SAYS AND DOES?
    • A. 

      Physical description

    • B. 

      Inner thoughts and feelings

    • C. 

      Speech and behavior of other character's in the story

    • D. 

      Speech and behavior of the character himself/herself

  • 12. 
    What are the methods of characterization?  (Check ALL that apply)
    • A. 

      Physical traits and/or description(s)

    • B. 

      Plot line

    • C. 

      Inner thoughts and feelings

    • D. 

      Smiles

    • E. 

      Reactions of other characters

    • F. 

      Hope for the future

    • G. 

      Words spoken

    • H. 

      Similes and metaphors

    • I. 

      Actions

  • 13. 
    What method of characterization is used to describe Lee in the following example?Lee slowly walked to class. With each step, the noise of the room got closer and closer. She slowed her pace to a crawl.
    • A. 

      Physical traits

    • B. 

      Inner thoughts and feelings

    • C. 

      Speech and behavior

    • D. 

      Other characters' reactions to the character

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