Characters and Viewpoint Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 5 and 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?
(a) The first name.
(b) The reason they were given the name.
(c) The middle name.
(d) The last name.

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

3. With what does the author intend to help writers?
(a) Rating their work.
(b) Writing longer novels.
(c) Fulfilling their responsibilities.
(d) Writing shorter novels.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do walk-ons lend to a narrative?

2. How many basic factors are there common to all forms of narrative writing?

3. In an event-driven narrative, what is the goal of the characters?

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

5. What kind of characterization is needed in a narrative that features the characters as the primary focus?

(see the answer key)

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