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 technique can help avoid cliché?
(a) Brief descriptions.
(b) Extensive descriptions.
(c) Exaggeration.
(d) Realism.

2. How will the story itself suggest characters?
(a) According to the ending of a story.
(b) According to the beginning of a story.
(c) According to what needs to happen, but not how it needs to take place.
(d) According to what needs to happen and how it needs to take place.

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

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

5. What kinds of situations can make a character more interesting?
(a) Ones that the character and the reader are expecting.
(b) Ones that the reader is unaccustomed with.
(c) Ones that the character is unaccustomed with.
(d) Ones that the character has been in before.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following is not a powerful resource for finding characters listed by the author?

2. In the subtitle of "Characters and Viewpoint", what are the three objectives that the author promises to deliver?

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

4. What will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?

5. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?

(see the answer key)

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