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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What technique can help avoid cliché?
(a) Realism.
(b) Brief descriptions.
(c) Extensive descriptions.
(d) Exaggeration.

2. How many different aspects of creative writing are there?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

3. How will the story itself suggest characters?
(a) According to what needs to happen and how it needs to take place.
(b) According to the beginning of a story.
(c) According to what needs to happen, but not how it needs to take place.
(d) According to the ending of a story.

4. Which of the following is not an example of a broad stroke definition?
(a) Male/female.
(b) Big/small.
(c) Old/young.
(d) Antagonistic/responsive.

5. How necessary is it for characters to be more than stereotypes in a narrative where an idea is the primary focus?
(a) Rarely necessary.
(b) Somewhat necessary.
(c) The characters are never more than stereotypes in a narrative.
(d) Very necessary.

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

7. What is a narrative that is focused on an event trying to make sense of?
(a) Milieu.
(b) Chaos.
(c) Ideas.
(d) Intentions.

8. What do the readers and creators of a contemporary narrative believe about in-depth characterization?
(a) It is both expected and necessary.
(b) It is necessary, but not expected.
(c) It is neither expected nor necessary.
(d) It is expected, but not necessary.

9. Which one of the following is not an example of how to vary the names of characters to distinguish them for the reader?
(a) Number of syllables.
(b) Length.
(c) Ending letters.
(d) Initials.

10. Besides emotional, what type of attention from the reader is the goal of Chapter 7?
(a) Subconscious.
(b) Inadvertent.
(c) Analytical.
(d) Intellectual.

11. What can cause a reader to become more engaged with a character?
(a) Making what is happening to a character more important to that character.
(b) Making what is happening to a character more important to only the minor characters.
(c) Making what is happening to a character more important to another character.
(d) Making what is happening to a character more important to all other characters.

12. How can emotion be elevated for a character by utilizing the natural world?
(a) By connecting the thoughts of an individual with the natural world.
(b) By connecting the experiences of an individual with the natural world.
(c) By connecting the experiences of a group of people with the natural world.
(d) By connecting the thoughts of a group of people with the natural world.

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

14. What is part of the reader's experience of the milieu?
(a) The normalcy and predictability of the characters.
(b) The strangeness and unfamiliarity of the characters.
(c) The strangeness and familiarity of the characters.
(d) The normalcy and unpredictability of the characters.

15. 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 unbearable.
(c) His/her role has become unpredictable.
(d) His/her role has become complicated.

Short Answer Questions

1. As what is the idea of hierarchy defined?

2. What kind of characterization is needed in a narrative that features the characters as the primary focus?

3. Which of the following is not an example of a minor character's function?

4. Why is it necessary for a reader to care about the characters in a narrative?

5. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?

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