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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 of the following is not an example of a minor character's function?
(a) To offer information.
(b) To define the main theme.
(c) To create suspense.
(d) To act as a love interest.

2. What can other characters provide for the main character?
(a) Neither conflict nor assistance.
(b) Conflict or assistance.
(c) Assistance, but never conflict.
(d) Conflict, but never assistance.

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

4. What does the author think about characters from unrelated ideas?
(a) It would be interesting, but it is not possible 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 is both possible and interesting to put them together.

5. What word is used to describe the life ideally given to fictional characters?
(a) Interesting.
(b) Colorful.
(c) Eventful.
(d) Vivid.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?

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

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

5. What kind of story does the author use as an example of how a story can suggest characters?

(see the answer key)

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