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. 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.

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

3. Why does a character in a novel pursue a transformation in his/her life?
(a) His/her role has become insignificant.
(b) His/her role has become complicated.
(c) His/her role has become unpredictable.
(d) His/her role has become unbearable.

4. What does the author think about characters from unrelated ideas?
(a) It is neither possible nor interesting to put them together.
(b) It is possible to put them together, but not interesting.
(c) It would be interesting, but it is not possible to put them together.
(d) It is both possible and interesting to put them together.

5. In the subtitle of "Characters and Viewpoint", what are the three objectives that the author promises to deliver?
(a) How to find, invent, and construct characters.
(b) How to invent, construct, and animate characters.
(c) How to invent, label, and portray characters.
(d) How to find, invent, and portray characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is milieu?

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

3. What is the function of a major character?

4. What does the contract between an author and a reader state?

5. In a story where character is the primary focus, how many characters need to be fully developed?

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