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. How many ways are there to know a character?
(a) A few.
(b) Only one.
(c) None.
(d) Several.

2. 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.

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

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

5. According to the author, where do characters come from?
(a) They must be purely fictional.
(b) They must be based on real life people.
(c) The author's mind.
(d) Everywhere.

Short Answer Questions

1. What technique can help avoid cliché?

2. What does the author think can also provide ideas for additional characters?

3. What do the two questions the author poses at the end of Chapter 2 add to a novel?

4. With what does the author intend to help writers?

5. Which of the following is not an example of a minor character's function?

(see the answer key)

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