Characterization in Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl

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In Diary of a Young Girl, which of the following methods of characterization is used when Anne tells about Mrs. van Daan saying, 'I just don't feel at home without my chamber pot'?

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1. In Diary of a Young Girl, which of the following methods of characterization is used when Anne describes Peter Schiff as having '... dark hair, beautiful brown eyes, ruddy cheeks and a nicely pointed nose?'

2. The words Anne uses to describe Peter van Daan change through the course of Diary of a Young Girl. Why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test and review what you know about characterization and how it was used in The Diary of a Young Girl. You'll check your understanding of the types of characterization and which types Anne used to describe the people in her diary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet as a knowledge check of what you remember about:

  • The different methods of characterization and examples from the book
  • Why Anne's descriptions of people can change during the course of writing her diary
  • The character whose opinion Anne holds in high regard
  • Characteristics of Mr. van Daan

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply what you know about the different types of characterization and how they were used in The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Reading comprehension - revisit what you read to ensure you were able to pull out key characteristics about the people in the diary
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how Mr. van Daan is described in the diary

Additional Learning

You can find a more comprehensive review in the lesson, Characterization in Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl. This lesson offers a clearer overview of:

  • How Anne describes her first crush
  • Characterizations of Anne's mother
  • How Mrs. van Daan's own words describe her
  • Characterizations from Anne's thoughts and judgements
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