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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 broad stroke definition?
(a) Male/female.
(b) Old/young.
(c) Antagonistic/responsive.
(d) Big/small.

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

3. What word is used to describe the life ideally given to fictional characters?
(a) Vivid.
(b) Eventful.
(c) Colorful.
(d) Interesting.

4. How does the author describe the act of creative writing in the Introduction?
(a) As a collaborative act.
(b) As an unlimited act.
(c) As a limited act.
(d) As a solitary act.

5. 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 want to know more about them.
(c) So they will anticipate the events in the book.
(d) So they will understand them better.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of story does the author use as an example of how a story can suggest characters?

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

3. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?

4. What will help a writer to maintain consistency?

5. What does the writer use with words to achieve his/her main goals?

(see the answer key)

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