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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

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 better understanding of human nature.
(c) To give a detailed analysis of human nature.
(d) To give a detailed analysis of human mistakes.

2. What kind of jeopardy can a character be placed in to evoke an emotional response from the reader?
(a) Only physical and believable.
(b) Physical or emotional, but believable.
(c) Physical or emotional, but unbelievable.
(d) Only emotional and unbelievable.

3. What place can writers use as inspiration for their characters?
(a) Memory, but not observation.
(b) Observation and memory.
(c) Observation and another person's memory.
(d) Observation, but not memory.

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

5. When is telling a story valuable to a narrative?
(a) Only when it advances present action.
(b) Only when it explains a past action.
(c) Only when it advances future action.
(d) Only when it explains a present or future action.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to sources of inspiration once they are incorporated into characters?

2. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

3. What kinds of situations can make a character more interesting?

4. What makes the techniques for interjecting humor even more effective?

5. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?

(see the answer key)

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