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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 the first way a writer can engage the reader?
(a) Creating a strong initial impression.
(b) Creating a weak initial impression that improves quickly.
(c) Creating a weak initial impression that improves slowly.
(d) Creating an initial impression that does not appear strong or weak at first.

2. What do the most engaging characters reveal about themselves?
(a) Fearlessness.
(b) Unknown fears.
(c) Unknown flaws.
(d) A heroic side.

3. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?
(a) Eliza.
(b) Clara.
(c) Freddy.
(d) Higgins.

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

5. In order to avoid being boring, what does a character have to be?
(a) Passive and mysterious.
(b) Familiar and idiosyncratic.
(c) Aggressive and mysterious.
(d) Unfamiliar and idiosyncratic.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What will many experienced authors claim about their characters?

3. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?

4. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?

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

(see the answer key)

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