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 will many experienced authors claim about their characters?
(a) They were inspired by history.
(b) They were completely invented for the story.
(c) They were taken from life.
(d) They were taken from other literary works.

2. What are three good example of character definition in fiction?
(a) Relatives, habits, and behavior.
(b) Talents, relatives, and habits.
(c) Talents, relatives, and behavior.
(d) Talents, habits, and behavior.

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

4. What two things should a writer be open to translating into their characters and stories?
(a) Impossibility and insight.
(b) Possibility and the unknown.
(c) Impossibility and the unknown.
(d) Possibility and insight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What should a writer do when adding layers to a stereotyped character?

2. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?

3. How does the author describe the act of creative writing in the Introduction?

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

5. What place can writers use as inspiration for their characters?

(see the answer key)

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