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Creative Writing

Lesson 1 Test- Difficult People

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According to the discussion material about plot, what might be considered a good plot description of "Difficult People"? A father has a history of being difficult; his family is mostly passive, but his son has reached the point where he speaks up; although nothing likely changes, because no real understanding is reached, there is a sort of truce at the end.
the most accurate conflict in describing "Difficult People"? man vs. man and man vs. self
True or False: We’re told that the father was usually cheerful and happy False
In comparing characters and their behaviors, who are most similar? The father is most like the son, and the mother is most like the daughter.
True or False: Dialogue helps, but the main way we learn how the characters in this story feel about each other is through narration and description by the author. False.
True or False: Probably because “Difficult People” is a translation from the original Russian, there's little evidence of how the author used tone to convey his story. False.
What character displays the least understanding of how the father will react to things? The Mother
According to specific evidence in the story, which character could most likely say words like these: "Everything's fine at home." The Mother
Which character receives direct feedback that could help him or her change if he or she chose to? The Father
If the author had decided to change one of the four characters into someone who was always peaceful and happy, which one might he have changed with the least effect on the story? The daughter
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the father: "Son, you're just too demanding and unreasonable." Likely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the father: "Wife, you haven't taught your children to be reasonable about money." Likely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the father: "Son, I'm the dad; you can't correct me." Likely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the son: "I would like my father to miss me if I were gone." Likely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the son: "Other families don’t have problems." Unlikely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the son: "I love the countryside I grew up in." Unlikely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the son: "Father, I know I shouldn't correct you." Unlikely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the son: "Father, you are to blame." Unlikely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the mother: "Son, don't worry; things will work out." Unlikely
Would this statement be likely or unlikely to be said by the mother: "Son, I see how I have contributed to the problem." Unlikely
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