Characterization In Literature Quiz!

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Do you know anything about characterization in literature? Characterization is the portrayal of individuals in narrative or dramatic works. This depiction may include the quality of their character or who they are in the book. It is the traits, motives, and psychology of a character in a narrative, and it may occur through description or by the character themselves. This quiz will help you sharpen your skills in literature.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the five indirect characterizations?

    • A.

      Touch, taste, smell, hear, see

    • B.

      Speech, thoughts, looks, actions, relationships

    • C.

      Eyes, nose, ears, throat, mouth

    • D.

      Speech, touch, actions, smell, relationships

    Correct Answer
    B. Speech, thoughts, looks, actions, relationships
    Explanation
    The five indirect characterizations are speech, thoughts, looks, actions, and relationships. These are different ways in which a character's personality, traits, and qualities can be revealed without directly stating them. Speech refers to the way a character speaks and the words they use. Thoughts involve the character's inner monologue and what they think about. Looks refer to the physical appearance and demeanor of the character. Actions are the behaviors and choices the character makes. Relationships involve the interactions and dynamics between the character and other people.

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  • 2. 

    What is a character?

    • A.

      The person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work.

    • B.

      Something that is drawn or read about.

    • C.

      Something in the main part of a story

    • D.

      The person or animal that takes apart the action of a literary work.

    Correct Answer
    A. The person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work." This definition accurately describes a character in literature, as they are the individuals or creatures who are involved in the events and actions of a story. Characters can be human or animal, and they play a central role in driving the narrative forward and engaging the reader.

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  • 3. 

    Define: Indirect Characterization

    • A.

      When the author smells things from the audience that reveals the personality of a character.

    • B.

      When the author hears things from the audience to reveal the personality of a character.

    • C.

      When the author tells the audience what the personality of a character is.

    • D.

      When the author shows things that reveal the personality of a character.

    Correct Answer
    D. When the author shows things that reveal the personality of a character.
  • 4. 

    Define: Dynamic character

    • A.

      A character that is not different or does not have a change of heart by the end of the story.

    • B.

      A character that is different or has a change of heart by the end of a story.

    • C.

      A character that wants to change by the end of the story.

    • D.

      A character that plans to change by the end of the story.

    Correct Answer
    B. A character that is different or has a change of heart by the end of a story.
    Explanation
    A dynamic character refers to a character who undergoes a significant transformation or change of heart throughout the course of a story. This change can be in terms of their beliefs, attitudes, or behavior. By the end of the story, the character is portrayed as being different from how they were initially introduced. This evolution adds depth and complexity to the character, allowing them to grow and develop as the narrative progresses.

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  • 5. 

    Define: Direct Characterization

    • A.

      When the author shows the audience what the personality of the character is.

    • B.

      When the author says nothing and allows the audience guess what the personality of a character is.

    • C.

      When the author tells the audience what the personality of the character is.

    • D.

      When the author has the same personality of a character.

    Correct Answer
    C. When the author tells the audience what the personality of the character is.
    Explanation
    Direct characterization refers to when the author explicitly tells the audience what the personality of a character is. This can be done through direct statements or descriptions provided by the author. Unlike indirect characterization, where the audience has to infer the character's personality based on their actions, thoughts, and dialogue, direct characterization leaves no room for interpretation or guessing. The author directly communicates the traits and qualities of the character to the audience.

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  • 6. 

    What is a "foil" character?

    • A.

      The character that covers a plate of food.

    • B.

      The character that does not spoil.

    • C.

      The character who stays the same throughout the story.

    • D.

      The character whose personality or attitude is in sharp contrast to those of another character of the same work.

    Correct Answer
    D. The character whose personality or attitude is in sharp contrast to those of another character of the same work.
    Explanation
    A "foil" character is a character in a story who is intentionally designed to highlight and contrast the personality or attitude of another character. This is done to emphasize certain traits or qualities of the main character by presenting a contrasting counterpart. The foil character often acts as a mirror, allowing the audience to better understand the main character's motivations, conflicts, or growth throughout the story.

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  • 7. 

    What is an internal conflict?

    • A.

      Man vs self: exists when a character struggles within the mind ;who is torn between different courses of action.

    • B.

      Man vs man: exists when a struggle is between a man and another man

    • C.

      Man vs nature: exists when there is a conflict between man an the weather, animal or epidemic

    • D.

      Man vs technology: exists when there is a conflict between man and his computer.

    Correct Answer
    A. Man vs self: exists when a character struggles within the mind ;who is torn between different courses of action.
    Explanation
    An internal conflict refers to a situation where a character is experiencing a struggle within their own mind. This conflict arises when the character is torn between different courses of action or decisions. It does not involve any external factors or conflicts with other individuals, nature, or technology. In this type of conflict, the character is faced with internal dilemmas, conflicting emotions, or moral choices that they must resolve.

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  • 8. 

    What is the protagonist?

    • A.

      The author of a literary work.

    • B.

      The character that is against the main character.

    • C.

      The main character of a literary work.

    • D.

      The narrator of a literary work.

    Correct Answer
    C. The main character of a literary work.
    Explanation
    The protagonist refers to the main character of a literary work. They are usually the central figure around whom the story revolves and with whom the readers are meant to identify or sympathize. The protagonist is typically involved in the major conflicts and undergoes character development throughout the narrative. This term is commonly used in literature to distinguish the primary character from other supporting or secondary characters in a story.

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  • 9. 

    What is an external conflict?

    • A.

      Exists when a character struggles within his/her own mind.

    • B.

      Exists when a character struggles with some outside force such as another character, nature or society.

    • C.

      Exists when a character does not struggle at all.

    • D.

      Exists when a character struggles with his/her author or audience.

    Correct Answer
    B. Exists when a character struggles with some outside force such as another character, nature or society.
    Explanation
    An external conflict refers to a situation where a character faces challenges or struggles with forces outside of themselves. This can include conflicts with other characters, conflicts with nature, or conflicts with society. In contrast to an internal conflict, which involves struggles within a character's own mind, an external conflict involves external factors that the character must confront and overcome.

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  • 10. 

    Define: Antagonist

    • A.

      The main character of a literary work.

    • B.

      The author of a character of literary work.

    • C.

      The character not in force or conflict with the main character.

    • D.

      The character or force in conflict with main character.

    Correct Answer
    D. The character or force in conflict with main character.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the character or force in conflict with the main character." In literature, the antagonist is the character or force that opposes or creates obstacles for the main character, often leading to conflict and tension in the story. They may have opposing goals, values, or beliefs, and their actions and motivations drive the plot forward. The antagonist's presence and opposition to the main character are crucial in creating tension and driving the narrative.

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  • 11. 

    Define: Static Character

    • A.

      A character that stays the same throughout the plot.

    • B.

      A character that does not stay the same throughout the plot.

    • C.

      The author that stays the same throughout the plot.

    • D.

      The character that has a change of heart by the end of the story.

    Correct Answer
    A. A character that stays the same throughout the plot.
    Explanation
    A static character is a character that remains unchanged throughout the plot. This means that their personality, beliefs, and behaviors do not undergo any significant transformation or development. They typically serve as a contrast to dynamic characters who experience growth and change over the course of the story. Static characters can provide stability or serve as a foil to highlight the development of other characters. They often play consistent roles and maintain their initial traits and characteristics from the beginning to the end of the story.

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  • 12. 

    What is characterization?

    • A.

      When the author tells the audience about the personality of a character.

    • B.

      The process by which the author reveals the personality about the character.

    • C.

      When the author shows the audience about the personality of a character.

    • D.

      The process by which the audience guesses the personality of a character.

    Correct Answer
    B. The process by which the author reveals the personality about the character.
    Explanation
    Characterization is the process by which the author reveals the personality of a character. This can be done through various methods such as the character's actions, thoughts, dialogue, or through the perceptions and opinions of other characters. It is not about the author telling the audience directly, but rather showing them through the narrative.

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