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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. In order to avoid being boring, what does a character have to be?
(a) Passive and mysterious.
(b) Unfamiliar and idiosyncratic.
(c) Familiar and idiosyncratic.
(d) Aggressive and mysterious.

2. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?
(a) To make them more familiar.
(b) To make them more effective.
(c) To make them more mysterious.
(d) To make them more unrealistic

3. Which one of the following is not an example of a story where milieu is the prime narrative?
(a) Science-fiction.
(b) Western.
(c) Fantasy.
(d) Mystery.

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

5. How much freedom do characters have to change in comedy?
(a) None.
(b) More.
(c) Only the central character can change in comedy.
(d) Less.

Short Answer Questions

1. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?

2. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

3. Besides emotional, what type of attention from the reader is the goal of Chapter 7?

4. What do the most engaging characters reveal about themselves?

5. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?

(see the answer key)

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