Characters and Viewpoint Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, where do characters come from?
(a) The author's mind.
(b) Everywhere.
(c) They must be purely fictional.
(d) They must be based on real life people.

2. Which one of the following is not a powerful resource for finding characters listed by the author?
(a) The writer's unrelated memories.
(b) The writer's self.
(c) The writer's feelings.
(d) The writer's previous works.

3. Which series of novels by Robert Parker are listed as an example of characters that are influenced to change?
(a) Philip Marlowe.
(b) Jesse Stone.
(c) Spenser.
(d) Sunny Randall.

4. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?
(a) The characters embody neither attitudes nor perspectives.
(b) The characters tend to embody perspectives with no attitudes.
(c) The characters tend to embody attitudes with no perspectives.
(d) The characters tend to embody attitudes or perspectives.

5. What kind of traits should a writer use when first introducing a character?
(a) Detailed.
(b) Limiting.
(c) Mysterious.
(d) Broad-strokes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author think can also provide ideas for additional characters?

2. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?

3. How does the author describe what it means to "raise the stakes"?

4. What is a common reaction to a change?

5. What is the first way a writer can engage the reader?

(see the answer key)

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