Indirect Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird

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What is direct characterization?

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1. What is indirect characterization?

2. Which of the following exhibits Atticus Finch's fairness in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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About This Quiz & Video

'Show, don't tell' is a phrase we probably have all heard when studying writing, and it applies to the concept of indirect characterization. Quiz questions will ask you about definitions and examples of indirect characterization in the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

Quiz & Video Goals

The quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Definitions of characterization types
  • Differences between characterizations used in writing
  • Personality traits of different characters in To Kill a Mockingbird and how they are shown by the writer

Skills Practiced

By completing these assessment materials, students will have the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand characterization in writing to apply it to the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you are able to define key phrases, such as direct characterization and indirect characterization
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you have gained regarding personality traits and how they are 'shown' in novels such as To Kill a Mockingbird

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Indirect Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird to learn more. You will be presented the following information:

  • How a character's growth can be shown in a novel
  • If multiple types of characterization can or should be used in writing
  • Methods of describing a character's personality
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