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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. What kind of characterization is needed in a narrative that features the characters as the primary focus?
(a) Detailed, but simple.
(b) Less detailed and simple.
(c) Less detailed, but complex.
(d) Detailed and complex.

2. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Representation perspective?
(a) Second person.
(b) Third person.
(c) First person or second person.
(d) First person.

3. What does the author think about characters from unrelated ideas?
(a) It is both possible and interesting to put them together.
(b) It is possible to put them together, but not interesting.
(c) It is neither possible nor interesting to put them together.
(d) It would be interesting, but it is not possible to put them together.

4. How well do readers want to know characters in a book?
(a) As well as they know people in life.
(b) Better than they know characters in a movie.
(c) Better than they know people in life.
(d) As well as they know people in a movie.

5. What makes the techniques for interjecting humor even more effective?
(a) An emotional or historical reason.
(b) An emotional, logical, or historical reason.
(c) A logical or historical reason.
(d) An emotional or logical reason.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, where do characters come from?

2. What does the contract between an author and a reader state?

3. What is the fourth and final technique for interjecting humor listed by the author in Chapter 10?

4. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

5. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?

(see the answer key)

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