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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What type of influences might cause a character to change?
(a) The influence of circumstances, but not characters.
(b) The influence of other characters or circumstances.
(c) The influence of other characters, but not circumstances.
(d) The influence of neither other characters nor circumstances.
2. What is a common reaction to a change?
(a) People might be confused by it.
(b) People might be fearful of it.
(c) People might be saddened by it.
(d) People might be amused by it.
3. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?
(a) The reason they were given the name.
(b) The first name.
(c) The last name.
(d) The middle name.
4. What can other characters provide for the main character?
(a) Conflict or assistance.
(b) Conflict, but never assistance.
(c) Neither conflict nor assistance.
(d) Assistance, but never conflict.
5. What type of physical appearance can make a character more engaging?
(a) Appealing and specific.
(b) Appealing and subtle.
(c) Appealing, but vague.
(d) Appealing and blatant.
Short Answer Questions
1. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?
2. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?
3. In Chapter 8, how does the author want the reader to be engaged with a character?
4. Which one of the following triggers a negative reaction from readers?
5. What kind of traits should a writer use when first introducing a character?
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