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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. According to the author, what is the purpose of fiction?
(a) To give a better understanding of human mistakes.
(b) To give a detailed analysis of human nature.
(c) To give a better understanding of human nature.
(d) To give a detailed analysis of human mistakes.

2. What is milieu?
(a) The mental, historical, or social context.
(b) The physical, cultural, or social context.
(c) The mental, cultural, or social context.
(d) The physical, historical, or social context.

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

4. What is the function of a major character?
(a) To be interesting and believable.
(b) To be believable, but not necessarily interesting.
(c) To be interesting, but not necessarily believable.
(d) To be neither interesting nor believable.

5. What happens to sources of inspiration once they are incorporated into characters?
(a) They are exaggerated or completely changed.
(b) They are added to, exaggerated, or completely changed.
(c) They are added to or exaggerated.
(d) They are added to or completely changed.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What can other characters provide for the main character?

3. How many basic types of characters are there?

4. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?

5. What word is used to describe the life ideally given to fictional characters?

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