Different Types Of Characters

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This character test is all about the different types of characters and how they're classified.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is characterization?

    • A.

      Information about characters

    • B.

      The naming of characters

    • C.

      Differenciating between characters

    • D.

      Protagonist

    Correct Answer
    A. Information about characters
    Explanation
    Characterization refers to the process of providing information about characters in a story. This can include details about their appearance, personality, background, motivations, and actions. By providing this information, authors allow readers to understand and connect with the characters on a deeper level. Characterization helps to shape the narrative and drive the plot forward by revealing the characters' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is an essential element in storytelling as it adds depth and complexity to the characters, making them more relatable and engaging for the audience.

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  • 2. 

    Fill in the blank:Character development is how a character ____________ throughout a story.

    • A.

      Causes problems

    • B.

      Solves problems

    • C.

      Changes

    • D.

      Gets older

    Correct Answer
    C. Changes
    Explanation
    Character development refers to the transformation or evolution of a character over the course of a story. It involves the growth, maturation, or alteration of a character's personality, beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors. This change can be driven by various factors such as experiences, challenges, relationships, or self-reflection. Through character development, readers witness the progression and development of a character's traits and qualities, making them more dynamic and multidimensional.

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  • 3. 

    The central or main character of a story is also known as..?

    • A.

      Antagonist

    • B.

      Protagonist

    • C.

      Narrator

    • D.

      Rising action

    Correct Answer
    B. Protagonist
    Explanation
    The central or main character of a story is known as the protagonist. This character is typically the one who drives the plot forward and undergoes the most significant changes throughout the story. The protagonist is usually the character that readers or viewers empathize with and root for. They are often faced with challenges and conflicts that they must overcome to achieve their goals.

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  • 4. 

    In Romeo and Juliet, their parents' disapprove of their relationship and refuse to allow them to be together. Their parents are classified as the _______________ of the story.

    • A.

      Protagonist

    • B.

      Antagonist

    • C.

      Villans

    • D.

      Bad parents

    Correct Answer
    B. Antagonist
    Explanation
    In Romeo and Juliet, the parents' disapproval and refusal to allow the two lovers to be together creates conflict and acts as a major obstacle in their relationship. They oppose the protagonists' desires and goals, making them the antagonists of the story.

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  • 5. 

    A round character is one that:

    • A.

      Is large and round

    • B.

      Has a lot of friends

    • C.

      Is the main character of a story

    • D.

      Is described in considerable detail and is complex

    Correct Answer
    D. Is described in considerable detail and is complex
    Explanation
    A round character is one that is described in considerable detail and is complex. This means that the character is not one-dimensional or shallow, but rather has depth and complexity. The author provides extensive information and descriptions about the character, including their thoughts, feelings, motivations, and background. This allows the reader to have a better understanding of the character's personality and allows for a more realistic and engaging reading experience.

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  • 6. 

    A _____ character is characterized by only one or two traits (stereotypes).

    • A.

      Flat

    • B.

      Static

    • C.

      Dynamic

    • D.

      Round

    Correct Answer
    A. Flat
    Explanation
    A flat character is a character that is characterized by only one or two traits, often embodying a stereotype. This means that the character does not undergo significant development or change throughout the story. They are usually one-dimensional and do not have complex or multi-faceted personalities. Instead, they serve a specific purpose in the narrative and their traits are easily recognizable and predictable.

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  • 7. 

    True or False:A dynamic character is a character who is developing and learning throughout the course of a story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A dynamic character is a character who undergoes significant changes and growth throughout the story. They may start off with certain traits or beliefs but as the story progresses, they learn from their experiences and evolve as individuals. This development can be in terms of their personality, values, or actions. The answer "True" accurately reflects the definition of a dynamic character.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Character development

    • B.

      Dynamic character

    • C.

      Static character

    • D.

      Round character

    Correct Answer
    C. Static character
    Explanation
    A static character is a character who remains unchanged from the beginning to the end of the story. They do not undergo any significant transformation or growth throughout the narrative. Unlike dynamic characters who experience personal development, static characters typically maintain the same personality, beliefs, and behaviors throughout the story. They may serve as a contrast to dynamic characters, highlighting the changes and growth that other characters undergo.

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