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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13, 14 and 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As explained in Chapter 15, what is the time difference in "showing" and "telling"?
(a) Showing takes less time than telling.
(b) Showing takes more time than telling.
(c) The time for both showing and telling depends on the writer.
(d) Showing and telling take the same amount of time.

2. In order to avoid being boring, what does a character have to be?
(a) Unfamiliar and idiosyncratic.
(b) Passive and mysterious.
(c) Aggressive and mysterious.
(d) Familiar and idiosyncratic.

3. What is the fourth and final technique for interjecting humor listed by the author in Chapter 10?
(a) Timing.
(b) Sarcasm.
(c) Role reversal.
(d) Eccentricity.

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

5. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?
(a) The author does not develop the character effectively.
(b) They only change in front of certain characters.
(c) The reader is misinterpreting the character.
(d) They reveal the truth about who they were all along.

Short Answer Questions

1. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?

2. Why does a character in a novel pursue a transformation in his/her life?

3. What is the amount of justification proportionate to?

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

5. What is the function of a major character?

(see the answer key)

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