Direct Vs Indirect Characterization Practice Quiz

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Direct Vs Indirect Characterization Practice Quiz - Quiz

Indirect characterization and direct characterization
how is indirect characterization and direct characterization alike?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Indirect characterization is the personality of a fictitious character.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Indirect characterization refers to the way an author reveals a character's personality through their actions, thoughts, dialogue, and interactions with others, rather than explicitly stating their traits. This method allows readers to infer and understand the character's personality based on their behavior and the way they are portrayed in the story. Therefore, the statement that indirect characterization is the personality of a fictitious character is true.

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  • 2. 

    How is indirect characterization and direct characterization alike?

    • A.

      They have the same word in them

    • B.

      They involve action

    • C.

      The personality of a fictitious character

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The personality of a fictitious character
    Explanation
    Direct characterization and indirect characterization are alike because they both involve revealing the personality of a fictitious character. Direct characterization refers to the author directly stating the traits and qualities of a character, while indirect characterization involves showing the character's personality through their actions, thoughts, and interactions with others. Both methods contribute to the development of a character's personality in a story.

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  • 3. 

    Direct characterization is the process by which the ________________ of a fictitious character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, or epithets.

    Correct Answer
    personality
    Explanation
    Direct characterization is the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, or epithets. This means that through the author's explicit descriptions and portrayal of the character's traits, the reader gains an understanding of their personality. It involves directly stating or showing the character's qualities, such as their behavior, thoughts, and actions, which helps the reader form a clear picture of who the character is.

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  • 4. 

    Peter was very lazy, and would never shift himself more than was absolutely necessary.what did that have to do with it

    • A.

      Direct characterization

    • B.

      Indirect caracterization

    • C.

      Nethier

    Correct Answer
    A. Direct characterization
    Explanation
    The given answer, direct characterization, is correct because it directly describes Peter's laziness without any interpretation or inference. It explicitly states that Peter is lazy and provides a clear understanding of his character. This method of characterization involves the author directly stating a character's traits or qualities, making it an appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 5. 

    The old mechanic hated modern electronics, preferring the old days when all he needed was a stack of manuals and a good set of tools.

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    Correct Answer
    A. Direct
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "direct." This implies that the old mechanic openly expressed his dislike for modern electronics and showed a clear preference for the old days when he only needed manuals and tools. There is no ambiguity or subtlety in his opinion, making it a direct statement.

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  • 6. 

    Julie held up six different outfits in front of the mirror and pondered which would go best with her navy blue shoes, pastel eye shadow and the diamond earrings she’d already procured from her overflowing vanity. After ninety minutes of mixing and matching, and cell-phoning her sister three times for advice, Julie finally made up her mind.

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    Correct Answer
    B. Indirect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "indirect" because Julie took a long time to make a decision, indicating that she did not make a direct or immediate choice. She spent ninety minutes mixing and matching the outfits and even sought advice from her sister, suggesting that she made an indirect decision by considering various options and seeking input from others.

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  • 7. 

    Julie owned a multitude of outfits and accessories, and it always took her forever to decide which combination might impress Trent. As usual, she called her sister several times for advice. After doing so, Julie decided to give the navy blue skirt with the white sweater a try.

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    Correct Answer
    A. Direct
    Explanation
    The answer is "direct" because Julie decided to give the navy blue skirt with the white sweater a try immediately after calling her sister for advice. There were no intermediaries or additional steps involved in her decision-making process.

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  • 8. 

      lMr. Chong, whom I secretly nicknamed Old Chong, was very strange, always tapping his fingers to the silent music of an invisible orchestra.  

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    Correct Answer
    A. Direct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "direct" because the narrator directly refers to Mr. Chong as "Old Chong" and describes his strange behavior of tapping his fingers to the silent music.

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  • 9. 

    At once, Laura's throat clamped tight like a hinged lid.  It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head, so she clearly could see Dianne and Steve grinning at her, waiting for her to make a fool of herself, again.

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    Correct Answer
    B. Indirect
    Explanation
    The given passage describes Laura's experience of feeling her throat clamping tight and sensing that Dianne and Steve are grinning at her, waiting for her to make a fool of herself. This suggests that Laura is perceiving these actions and emotions indirectly, meaning she is inferring them rather than directly witnessing them.

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  • 10. 

    "That was a pretty good poem that you wrote for English class.  Your stuff is so good.  I wish I could write like you," Rachel said.

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    Correct Answer
    B. Indirect
    Explanation
    The given statement is an example of an indirect speech. Rachel is not directly stating her opinion about the poem but is expressing it indirectly by saying "That was a pretty good poem that you wrote for English class. Your stuff is so good. I wish I could write like you." This implies that Rachel is complimenting the person's writing skills without explicitly saying "your poem is good."

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  • 11. 

    Use examples from "The Dinner Party" to show how the characters are described using indirect characterization (STEAL).

  • 12. 

    Explain the difference between direct and indirect characterization.

  • 13. 

    ______________ characterization is when the author does not come right out and explains the characters. Hints are dropped through their actions, interactions, and other aspects as well.

    Correct Answer
    Indirect
    Explanation
    Indirect characterization is a technique used by authors where they do not explicitly state the traits and qualities of the characters. Instead, the author provides hints and clues about the characters through their actions, interactions, and other aspects. This allows readers to infer and understand the characters' personalities and motivations without direct explanation from the author.

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  • 14. 

    _____________ characterization is when the author comes right out and explains the characters' traits without dropping hints.Ex:  Rosaleen was a colored woman who did not know how to read.

    Correct Answer
    Direct
    Explanation
    Direct characterization is when the author comes right out and explains the characters' traits without dropping hints. In the given example, the author directly states that Rosaleen is a colored woman who does not know how to read, without leaving any room for interpretation or inference. This type of characterization leaves no ambiguity and provides clear information about the character's traits.

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  • 15. 

    Relating to indirect characterization, what does STEAL stand for?

    • A.

      Speech, Thoughts, Empathy, Attitude, Looks

    • B.

      Speech, Thoughts, Emotions, Affect on others, Looks

    • C.

      Specialty, Toughness, Emotions, Attitude, Looks

    • D.

      Strongness, Tenderness, Empathy, Affect on others, Laughter

    Correct Answer
    B. Speech, Thoughts, Emotions, Affect on others, Looks

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