What is a Static Character? - Definition & Examples


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Static characters differ from dynamic ones because:

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1. All are popular purposes for the static character except:

2. in The Lion King, because he does not change from start to finish, Scar is an example of a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Static and dynamic characters are the two main character tropes used in fiction and other forms of storytelling. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of static characters. Some things you'll be assessed on include how static characters differ from dynamic ones, purposes for the static character, and what one popular fictional character is an examples of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on identifying or defining:

  • How static characters differ from dynamic ones
  • Popular purposes for the static character
  • What Scar from The Lion King is an example of
  • A 'foil'
  • How static characters can be used

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding static characters
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and examples of static characters
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the difference between static and dynamic characters and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these types of characters in fiction, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Static Character? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition and purpose of characters in stories
  • Character use in the story Rip Van Winkle
  • The role of protagonists