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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13, 14 and 15.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?
(a) It stops the narrative.
(b) It speeds the narrative up.
(c) It does not affect the narrative.
(d) It slows the narrative down.
2. How do the motives of a believable character affect the direction of the story?
(a) They keep the direction of the story on track.
(b) They do not affect the direction of the story.
(c) They abandon the direction of the story.
(d) They change the direction of the story.
3. How should exaggeration be used when writing a comedy?
(a) With extreme caution.
(b) Exaggeration should not be used in a comedy.
(c) With no boundaries.
(d) Within certain boundaries.
4. As explained in Chapter 15, what is the time difference in "showing" and "telling"?
(a) The time for both showing and telling depends on the writer.
(b) Showing takes more time than telling.
(c) Showing and telling take the same amount of time.
(d) Showing takes less time than telling.
5. How can emotion be elevated for a character by utilizing the natural world?
(a) By connecting the thoughts of a group of people with the natural world.
(b) By connecting the thoughts of an individual with the natural world.
(c) By connecting the experiences of an individual with the natural world.
(d) By connecting the experiences of a group of people with the natural world.
Short Answer Questions
1. What type of reaction will an audience have to a character with opposing characteristics?
2. According to the author in Chapter 13, what is the writer's responsibility?
3. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?
4. What technique can help avoid cliché?
5. Which series of novels by Robert Parker are listed as an example of characters that are influenced to change?
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