PART ONE: Where the questions below say Character,
substitute the name of a character assigned from your reading.
- In a contest sponsored by a commercial company, Character
has won $100,000. Describe what Character will
do with the money.
- Character is looking for true love. What qualities
will Character look for in the ideal mate? What
characteristics make a person the perfect partner? How do you
- Character wants to buy a new house. What type
of home will Character buy? How much will it cost?
Where will it be located? What kind of landscaping will it have?
- You offer to give Character a ticket to any
type of sporting event Character would enjoy seeing.
What type of sporting event would Character choose?
- You are the director of a movie based upon the literary work
which you have just read. Whom will you cast in the role of Character?
- Character has just entered a restaurant that
serves every type of food in the world. The waiter asks Character,
"What would you like to order this evening?" Character
replies: "..................." Explain the choice.
- You are giving a costume party. What costume will Character
choose to wear to your party? Explain why Character
would choose this particular outfit.
- You have just invented a time machine and you offer Character
the opportunity to travel anywhere "anywhen." What
choice will Character make? Why? Explain.
- Oh, no! Character has just been presented with
an arrest warrant. Whatever for? Describe the crime Character
has committed, and how Character will react
to the police.
- Ho! Ho! Ho! You drew Character's name for the
traditional Christmas gift exchange. Your selected gift must
be an abstract quality -- not a fast car, not a fancy stereo,
not jewelry, not an exotic vacation -- only the intangible. What
will you give Character and why? Explain.
- As an experienced garbage collector, you have learned that
garbage is a good indication of someone's personality, their
likes and dislikes. Describe the types of garbage you are likely
to find at Character's house, and what that garbage
reveals about Character.
- Boo hoo. Character is dead and buried, but
not forgotten. What kind of funeral or other service would Character
want? What epitaph on what style tombstone? Where, how, what
manner should mark Character's passing? Explain.
- Safely buried? Dead and gone? Not quite. Moments later
Character awakened wearing a strange new persona.
Yes, Character has been reincarnated! Who is Character
this time around. Explain.
Answer the following questions about
your assigned character. Briefly explain your choices.
Is Character more like:
- May or December?
- A Hyundai or a Mercedes Benz?
- Brown or blue?
- The letter A, the letter M, or the letter Z?
- Vanilla ice cream or charlotte russe?
- New York, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, or New Orleans?
- A hammer or a nail?
- White, rye, or pumpernickel bread?
- A short story, a poem, an essay, or a play?
- Soap or dirt?
- Fire, water, earth, or air?
- A cathedral, a pup tent, or a log cabin?
- A filing cabinet, a garbage pail, a wood lathe, or a kitchen
- A lock or a key?
- The comics, the sports section, the business report, or the
- A snowstorm or a rainy day?
- A horse show, a hockey match, or a track-and-field event?
- A forest fire or a mountain stream?
- A TV quiz show, a soap opera, a situation comedy, or a drama?
- Science fiction, mystery, romance, or horror?