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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapters 3 and 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. In the subtitle of "Characters and Viewpoint", what are the three objectives that the author promises to deliver?
(a) How to invent, construct, and animate characters.
(b) How to find, invent, and portray characters.
(c) How to invent, label, and portray characters.
(d) How to find, invent, and construct characters.

3. How does Chapter 1 end?
(a) With the insignificance of a character's physical appearance.
(b) With the insignificance of a character's previous experiences.
(c) With the value of a character's previous experiences.
(d) With the value of a character's physical appearance.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?

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

3. How will the story itself suggest characters?

4. What must a storyteller do when creating characters or events?

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

(see the answer key)

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