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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 should a writer do when adding layers to a stereotyped character?
(a) Confuse the reader.
(b) Confirm the reader's expectations.
(c) Prove the reader wrong.
(d) Surprise the reader.

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

3. What will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?
(a) What is far away.
(b) Who is nearby.
(c) What is nearby.
(d) Who is far away.

4. In defining a fictional character, what causes people to behave differently?
(a) Their education.
(b) The society they live in.
(c) The network they are in.
(d) Their age.

5. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?
(a) The reason they were given the name.
(b) The last name.
(c) The first name.
(d) The middle name.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author think can also provide ideas for additional characters?

2. What is a writer's fundamental responsibility?

3. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?

4. How does Chapter 1 end?

5. What two things should a writer be open to translating into their characters and stories?

(see the answer key)

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