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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10 and 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word is used to describe the life ideally given to fictional characters?
(a) Eventful.
(b) Colorful.
(c) Vivid.
(d) Interesting.

2. What does the term, "take", describe in a comedy?
(a) When a character points out the absurdity of something.
(b) When a narrator points out the seriousness of something.
(c) When a character points out the irony of something.
(d) When a narrator points out the inaccuracies of something.

3. In the subtitle of "Characters and Viewpoint", what are the three objectives that the author promises to deliver?
(a) How to find, invent, and construct characters.
(b) How to invent, label, and portray characters.
(c) How to find, invent, and portray characters.
(d) How to invent, construct, and animate characters.

4. What type of motives should be included when writing a character that is more believable?
(a) Inconsistent and changing.
(b) Vaguely defined.
(c) Clearly defined.
(d) Consistent and unchanging.

5. What do walk-ons lend to a narrative?
(a) Depth.
(b) Questions.
(c) Unpredictability.
(d) Realism.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the author, what is the purpose of fiction?

3. In defining a fictional character, what causes people to behave differently?

4. Why does a character in a novel pursue a transformation in his/her life?

5. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

(see the answer key)

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