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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. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?
(a) The characters tend to embody attitudes with no perspectives.
(b) The characters tend to embody attitudes or perspectives.
(c) The characters embody neither attitudes nor perspectives.
(d) The characters tend to embody perspectives with no attitudes.

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

3. What happens to sources of inspiration once they are incorporated into characters?
(a) They are added to, exaggerated, or completely changed.
(b) They are added to or exaggerated.
(c) They are added to or completely changed.
(d) They are exaggerated or completely changed.

4. Which one of the following is not a powerful resource for finding characters listed by the author?
(a) The writer's self.
(b) The writer's previous works.
(c) The writer's feelings.
(d) The writer's unrelated memories.

5. What is a writer's fundamental responsibility?
(a) To observe, absorb, and analyze the world.
(b) To observe and absorb the world, but never to analyze it.
(c) To observe the world, but never to absorb nor to analyze it.
(d) To observe and analyze the world, but never to absorb it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What should a writer do when adding layers to a stereotyped character?

2. Which one of the following is not an example of how to vary the names of characters to distinguish them for the reader?

3. How does the author describe the act of creative writing in the Introduction?

4. Why is it necessary for a reader to care about the characters in a narrative?

5. Which of the following is not an example of a broad stroke definition?

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