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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. How does the author describe writing based on an issue?
(a) An ambiguous source of characters.
(b) A misleading source of characters.
(c) A tricky source of characters.
(d) A distracting source of characters.

2. What are three good example of character definition in fiction?
(a) Talents, habits, and behavior.
(b) Talents, relatives, and habits.
(c) Relatives, habits, and behavior.
(d) Talents, relatives, and behavior.

3. Why is it necessary for a reader to care about the characters in a narrative?
(a) So they will understand them better.
(b) So they will sympathize with them more.
(c) So they will want to know more about them.
(d) So they will anticipate the events in the book.

4. What will help a writer to maintain consistency?
(a) Keeping a list of character traits and facts.
(b) Not having more than three central characters.
(c) Not having more than four supporting characters.
(d) Keeping a list of character names.

5. What does the author hope to give writers who read the book?
(a) A set of tools.
(b) A secret formula.
(c) A popular method.
(d) A specific set of instructions.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many different aspects of creative writing are there?

2. How does Chapter 1 end?

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

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

5. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?

(see the answer key)

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