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. Which of the following is not an example of a minor character's function?
(a) To act as a love interest.
(b) To create suspense.
(c) To offer information.
(d) To define the main theme.

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

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

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

5. What is the function of a major character?
(a) To be interesting and believable.
(b) To be interesting, but not necessarily believable.
(c) To be neither interesting nor believable.
(d) To be believable, but not necessarily interesting.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?

4. What does the author hope to give writers who read the book?

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

(see the answer key)

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