Characters and Viewpoint Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. Besides context, what else can a name provide for a character?
(a) Beliefs.
(b) Preferences.
(c) Background.
(d) Intentions.

2. What should a writer do when adding layers to a stereotyped character?
(a) Confuse the reader.
(b) Confirm the reader's expectations.
(c) Surprise the reader.
(d) Prove the reader wrong.

3. Which one of the following is not an example of how to vary the names of characters to distinguish them for the reader?
(a) Initials.
(b) Number of syllables.
(c) Ending letters.
(d) Length.

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

5. Which one of the following is not a powerful resource for finding characters listed by the author?
(a) The writer's unrelated memories.
(b) The writer's feelings.
(c) The writer's previous works.
(d) The writer's self.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of reputation can a character have?

2. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?

3. How often are sources of inspiration altered?

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

5. What are three good example of character definition in fiction?

(see the answer key)

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