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

2. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?
(a) No landscapes on earth.
(b) Very few landscapes on earth.
(c) Any landscape on earth.
(d) Most landscapes on earth.

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

4. 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 self.
(c) The writer's previous works.
(d) The writer's feelings.

5. What kind of story does the author use as an example of how a story can suggest characters?
(a) Unwilling confinement.
(b) Natural disaster.
(c) Murder.
(d) Space adventure.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what is the purpose of fiction?

2. How does the author describe writing based on an issue?

3. Besides context, what else can a name provide for a character?

4. What will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?

5. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?

(see the answer key)

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