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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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