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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 will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?
(a) Who is far away.
(b) Who is nearby.
(c) What is nearby.
(d) What is far away.
2. What should a writer do when adding layers to a stereotyped character?
(a) Confirm the reader's expectations.
(b) Confuse the reader.
(c) Surprise the reader.
(d) Prove the reader wrong.
3. What do the two questions the author poses at the end of Chapter 2 add to a novel?
(a) Dramatic interest for the background of a character.
(b) Practical interest for the background of a character.
(c) Dramatic interest for the characters and events.
(d) Practical interest for the characters and events.
4. What are three good example of character definition in fiction?
(a) Relatives, habits, and behavior.
(b) Talents, relatives, and habits.
(c) Talents, habits, and behavior.
(d) Talents, relatives, and behavior.
5. How does Chapter 1 end?
(a) With the value of a character's previous experiences.
(b) With the insignificance of a character's physical appearance.
(c) With the insignificance of a character's previous experiences.
(d) With the value of a character's physical appearance.
Short Answer Questions
1. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?
2. According to the author, where do characters come from?
3. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?
4. What happens to sources of inspiration once they are incorporated into characters?
5. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?
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