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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. 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 characters in a movie.
(d) Better than they know people in life.

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

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

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

5. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?
(a) Any landscape on earth.
(b) Most landscapes on earth.
(c) No landscapes on earth.
(d) Very few landscapes on earth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can other characters provide for the main character?

2. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?

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

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

5. What is the function of a major character?

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