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In order to create a successful character, a writer must--
A pattern the character after a real person.
B make the reader believe that the character is a real person.
C show that the character is likable.
D put the character in a realistic setting.
When creating characters, a writer is almost godlike because--
A the writer can destroy the character.
B the writer is creating human beings to populate a world prepared for them.
C The writer is performing a religious act.
D most characters are drawn from the Bible.
All of the following are means of characterization except--
A stating directly what the character is like.
B showing what the character thinks, says, and does.
C describing the character’s appearance.
D telling what other characters think about themselves.
If the writer does not directly state what the character is like, the reader--
A must seek to understand the character from other details.
B must look up the character in a dictionary.
C must read to the end of the story to see what the character is like.
D must ask the writer about the character.
If a character yells at a sales clerk over a small detail, you might assume that the character is--
A pleasant.
B nasty.
C honest.
D grateful.
In order to understand a character’s personality, you need to understand the character’s--
A motivation for doing things.
B style of dress.
C family.
D language.
Suspense can be defined as--
A a device that holds the plot together.
B a method of characterization.
C anxious curiosity.
D the end of the story.
A dynamic character is a character who--
A stays the same throughout the story.
B drops out of the story.
C changes during the story.
D is a major part of the story.
A static character is one who--
A goes through many changes in a story.
B does not change in a story.
C is opposed to the main character.
D is the main character.
A change in character usually results from--
A the death of a family member.
B a conflict between opposing forces.
C a course that the character takes.
D suspense.
Charles at first is portrayed as a--
A brilliant boy.
B fresh child.
C good example.
D stupid boy.
By the end of the story, Charles--
A is a changed person.
B has left school.
C is the same as in the beginning.
D is still a good example.
Laurie’s parents want to meet Charles’s mother because--
A they want to meet all the parents of the classmates.
B Charles hit Laurie and they want to complain.
C they had nothing better to do.
D they were curious because Laurie talked about Charles.
The twist in the story is that--
A Charles reforms.
B Charles is an imaginary character.
C Charles runs away.
D Charles becomes the best student in the class.