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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. As what is the idea of hierarchy defined?
(a) A guideline to the role a character plays in the plot.
(b) A guideline to which characters to introduce first in a narrative.
(c) A guideline to the amount of narrative each character receives.
(d) A guideline to how many characters to include in a narrative.
2. Which one of the following is not a powerful resource for finding characters listed by the author?
(a) The writer's unrelated memories.
(b) The writer's self.
(c) The writer's previous works.
(d) The writer's feelings.
3. What will help a writer to maintain consistency?
(a) Keeping a list of character names.
(b) Keeping a list of character traits and facts.
(c) Not having more than four supporting characters.
(d) Not having more than three central characters.
4. When an idea is the primary focus, what is the role of the characters?
(a) Complex plot functionaries.
(b) They define the plot in some way.
(c) They define the plot completely.
(d) Simple plot functionaries.
5. How does Chapter 1 end?
(a) With the insignificance of a character's physical appearance.
(b) With the value of a character's physical appearance.
(c) With the insignificance of a character's previous experiences.
(d) With the value of a character's previous experiences.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the author's theory about fiction in Chapter 5?
2. What do walk-ons lend to a narrative?
3. What does the author think can also provide ideas for additional characters?
4. What does having more complex characters lead to?
5. According to the author, where do characters come from?
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