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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a writer's fundamental responsibility?
(a) To observe, absorb, and analyze the world.
(b) To observe and analyze the world, but never to absorb it.
(c) To observe the world, but never to absorb nor to analyze it.
(d) To observe and absorb the world, but never to analyze it.

2. What balance must be met when creating an endearing character?
(a) The balance between victimization and courage.
(b) The balance between right and wrong.
(c) The balance between a leader and a follower.
(d) The balance between loss and hope.

3. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?
(a) Most landscapes on earth.
(b) No landscapes on earth.
(c) Very few landscapes on earth.
(d) Any landscape on earth.

4. Which one of the following is not given in Chapter 12 as a reason for characters to change themselves?
(a) Greed.
(b) External circumstances.
(c) Action.
(d) Will.

5. What kind of jeopardy can a character be placed in to evoke an emotional response from the reader?
(a) Only physical and believable.
(b) Physical or emotional, but believable.
(c) Only emotional and unbelievable.
(d) Physical or emotional, but unbelievable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?

2. What place can writers use as inspiration for their characters?

3. What kind of traits should a writer use when first introducing a character?

4. How often are sources of inspiration altered?

5. In order to avoid being boring, what does a character have to be?

(see the answer key)

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