Characters and Viewpoint Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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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 place can writers use as inspiration for their characters?
(a) Memory, but not observation.
(b) Observation and another person's memory.
(c) Observation and memory.
(d) Observation, but not memory.

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

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

4. What must a storyteller do when creating characters or events?
(a) Understand and define the implications of the plot.
(b) Understand and define the theme.
(c) Broaden the theme.
(d) Broaden the plot.

5. Besides context, what else can a name provide for a character?
(a) Beliefs.
(b) Intentions.
(c) Background.
(d) Preferences.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?

2. How does Chapter 1 end?

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

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

5. According to the author, what is the purpose of fiction?

(see the answer key)

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