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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 7, 8 and 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of pain and suffering for a character causes the reader's emotional investment to expand?
(a) Previous.
(b) Imagined.
(c) Potential.
(d) Unreasonable.

2. What is the first way a writer can engage the reader?
(a) Creating a weak initial impression that improves slowly.
(b) Creating an initial impression that does not appear strong or weak at first.
(c) Creating a weak initial impression that improves quickly.
(d) Creating a strong initial impression.

3. What will help a writer to maintain consistency?
(a) Keeping a list of character names.
(b) Not having more than four supporting characters.
(c) Not having more than three central characters.
(d) Keeping a list of character traits and facts.

4. What must a storyteller do when creating characters or events?
(a) Understand and define the implications of the plot.
(b) Broaden the theme.
(c) Broaden the plot.
(d) Understand and define the theme.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How necessary is it for characters to be more than stereotypes in a narrative where an idea is the primary focus?

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

3. Besides emotional, what type of attention from the reader is the goal of Chapter 7?

4. In Chapter 8, how does the author want the reader to be engaged with a character?

5. Which one of the following is not an example the author uses as a way to add emotional intensity to a character?

(see the answer key)

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