Stranger Than Fiction Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    When the narrator states: "Every weekday, for twelve years, Harold would brush each of his thirty-two teeth seventy-six times. Thirty-eight times back and forth, thirty-eight times up and down. Every weekday, for twelve years, Harold would tie his tie in a single Windsor knot instead of the double, thereby saving up to forty-three seconds," what type of characterization is used?
    • A. 

      Indirect

    • B. 

      Direct

    • C. 

      Both

  • 2. 
    The narrator is telling Harold’s story from which point of view? 
    • A. 

      First person, from Harold's perspective

    • B. 

      Third person-limited

    • C. 

      Third person omniscient

    • D. 

      First person, from Kay's perspective

  • 3. 
    Harold is what type of character?
    • A. 

      Round, static

    • B. 

      Flat, static

    • C. 

      Round, dynamic

    • D. 

      Flat, dynamic

  • 4. 
    Professor Hilbert is what type of character?
    • A. 

      Flat, static

    • B. 

      Round, static

    • C. 

      Flat, dynamic

    • D. 

      Round, dynamic

  • 5. 
    The fact that Harold's watch is both responsible for the accident as well as saving his life is what type of irony?
    • A. 

      Dramatic

    • B. 

      Situational

    • C. 

      Verbal

  • 6. 
    Which quote is an example of personification?
    • A. 

      Unfortunately, THIS guitar said, 'When I get back to Georgia, that woman gonna feel my pain.'

    • B. 

      No. Actually I'm quite fastidious. I put them in this box just to screw with you.

    • C. 

      This may sound like gibberish to you, but I think I'm in a tragedy.

    • D. 

      As much as I'd like to, I can't just throw Harold Crick off a building.

  • 7. 
    Which is an example of an internal conflict in the book?
    • A. 

      Kay's disagreement with Penny

    • B. 

      Ana being audited by the IRS

    • C. 

      Kay's decision to kill, or not to kill, Harold

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Why is Ana a foil to Harold?
    • A. 

      Ana is angry and mean while Harold is nice.

    • B. 

      Ana and Harold get a long throughout the whole movie.

    • C. 

      Ana is free-spirited while Harold is rigid.

    • D. 

      They get married in the end.

  • 9. 
    After being told to do nothing by Professor Hilbert, Harold Crick sits at home and watches a documentary. As the wounded bird tries to flee from the crabs, the narrator of the documentary says, "The wounded bird knows its fate. Its desperate attempts at escape only underscore the hopelessness of its plight." How is this quote symbolic of Harold's life?
    • A. 

      Like the bird, Harold is wounded and unable to defend himself.

    • B. 

      No matter what Harold does, his death has already been written.

    • C. 

      Harold's life is meaningless and thus, he gives up.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Ana falls in love with Harold even though he's going to die. What type of irony might this be?
    • A. 

      Dramatic

    • B. 

      Situational

    • C. 

      Verbal

  • 11. 
    Which statement best summarizes the symbolism of Harold's watch?
    • A. 

      It symbolizes how life is driven by man-made objects.

    • B. 

      It symbolizes Harold's misguided rigidity.

    • C. 

      It symbolizes the futility of free will.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    Why do you think Kay Eifel changes the ending to her book?
    • A. 

      She realizes that the good people in life are hard to come by.

    • B. 

      She realizes that she's become too repetitive in her authorial choices.

    • C. 

      She was heavily influenced by Penny.

    • D. 

      She thought it would surprise her readership; thus making her new book a better one.

  • 13. 
    The movie ends with Kay Eifel, the narrator, stating:   “As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction.” This quote communicates all but which of the following themes?
    • A. 

      The routine of daily life prevents us from living to the fullest.

    • B. 

      Human interaction and close relationships are what's truly important in life.

    • C. 

      A person should not seek to change that which cannot be changed

    • D. 

      The rigors of daily life prevents us from noticing, and cherishing the small things.