Direct Vs. Indirect Characterization

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Direct Vs. Indirect Characterization - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Provide both a direct and indirect characterization of yourself based on the story of your life. Each should be 3-4 sentences. Write one sentence explaining why your responses are direct or indirect.
  • 2. 
    Read this passage: Ed Johnson scratched his head in confusion as the sales rep. explained Dralco’s newest engine performance diagnostic computer. 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. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Direct characterization

    • B. 

      Indirect characterization

  • 3. 
    Read this passage: “That Ed Johnson,” said Anderson, watching the old mechanic scratch his head in confusion as the sales rep explained Dralco’s newest engine performance diagnostic computer. “He hasn’t got a clue about modern electronics. Give him a good set of tools and a stack of yellowing manuals with a carburetor needing repair, and he’d be happy as a hungry frog in a fly-field.” This is an example of
    • A. 

      Indirect characterization

    • B. 

      Direct characterization

  • 4. 
    Read this passage: 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. She’d give the navy blue skirt and white sweater a try, hoping Trent would love it. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Indirect characterization

    • B. 

      Direct characterization

  • 5. 
    Read this passage: 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. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Direct characterization

    • B. 

      Indirect characterization

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