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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 5 and 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of reputation can a character have?
(a) One that is not deserved.
(b) Deserved or not deserved.
(c) A character should not have a reputation.
(d) One that is deserved.

2. What determines the amount of characterization in an event?
(a) The number of pages.
(b) The importance of the event.
(c) The desire of the author.
(d) The timing of the event.

3. Which of the following is not an example of a broad stroke definition?
(a) Antagonistic/responsive.
(b) Male/female.
(c) Big/small.
(d) Old/young.

4. What is part of the reader's experience of the milieu?
(a) The strangeness and familiarity of the characters.
(b) The strangeness and unfamiliarity of the characters.
(c) The normalcy and unpredictability of the characters.
(d) The normalcy and predictability of the characters.

5. Why is it necessary for a reader to care about the characters in a narrative?
(a) So they will anticipate the events in the book.
(b) So they will sympathize with them more.
(c) So they will want to know more about them.
(d) So they will understand them better.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the two questions the author poses at the end of Chapter 2 add to a novel?

3. What kind of story does the author use as an example of how a story can suggest characters?

4. What word is used to describe the life ideally given to fictional characters?

5. What must a storyteller do when creating characters or events?

(see the answer key)

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