Characters and Viewpoint Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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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. Why does a character in a novel pursue a transformation in his/her life?
(a) His/her role has become unpredictable.
(b) His/her role has become complicated.
(c) His/her role has become insignificant.
(d) His/her role has become unbearable.

2. What do the readers and creators of a contemporary narrative believe about in-depth characterization?
(a) It is neither expected nor necessary.
(b) It is necessary, but not expected.
(c) It is both expected and necessary.
(d) It is expected, but not necessary.

3. What does the writer use with words to achieve his/her main goals?
(a) Grammar.
(b) Research.
(c) Poetic license.
(d) Structure.

4. What will many experienced authors claim about their characters?
(a) They were taken from life.
(b) They were completely invented for the story.
(c) They were taken from other literary works.
(d) They were inspired by history.

5. How does the author describe writing based on an issue?
(a) A misleading source of characters.
(b) A tricky source of characters.
(c) An ambiguous source of characters.
(d) A distracting source of characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a writer's fundamental responsibility?

2. What will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?

3. Besides context, what else can a name provide for a character?

4. What kind of characterization is needed in a narrative that features the characters as the primary focus?

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

(see the answer key)

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