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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 technique can help avoid cliché?
(a) Brief descriptions.
(b) Extensive descriptions.
(c) Realism.
(d) Exaggeration.

2. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?
(a) Emotional, theoretical, or spiritual connection with a character.
(b) Emotional, theoretical, or experiential connection with a character.
(c) Emotional, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.
(d) Theoretical, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.

3. With what does the author intend to help writers?
(a) Rating their work.
(b) Fulfilling their responsibilities.
(c) Writing shorter novels.
(d) Writing longer novels.

4. 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.

5. What does the contract between an author and a reader state?
(a) That the narrative will have a happy ending.
(b) That the narrative will reach a conclusion.
(c) That the narrative will introduce more characters.
(d) That the narrative will introduce less characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a narrative that is focused on an event trying to make sense of?

2. What determines the amount of characterization in an event?

3. What is the function of a major character?

4. How is the event described?

5. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?

(see the answer key)

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