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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a writer's fundamental responsibility?
(a) To observe, absorb, and analyze the world.
(b) To observe the world, but never to absorb nor to analyze it.
(c) To observe and absorb the world, but never to analyze it.
(d) To observe and analyze the world, but never to absorb it.

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

3. As what is the idea of hierarchy defined?
(a) A guideline to which characters to introduce first in a narrative.
(b) A guideline to the role a character plays in the plot.
(c) A guideline to the amount of narrative each character receives.
(d) A guideline to how many characters to include in a narrative.

4. Which one of the following is not an example the author uses as a way to add emotional intensity to a character?
(a) Mistakes.
(b) Omens.
(c) Symbols.
(d) Signs.

5. How does the author describe the act of creative writing in the Introduction?
(a) As a solitary act.
(b) As a limited act.
(c) As a collaborative act.
(d) As an unlimited act.

6. What determines the amount of characterization in an event?
(a) The timing of the event.
(b) The importance of the event.
(c) The desire of the author.
(d) The number of pages.

7. Why is it necessary for a reader to care about the characters in a narrative?
(a) So they will anticipate the events in the book.
(b) So they will want to know more about them.
(c) So they will understand them better.
(d) So they will sympathize with them more.

8. In Chapter 8, how does the author want the reader to be engaged with a character?
(a) Fully, but gradually.
(b) Partially and gradually.
(c) Immediately, but partially.
(d) Fully and immediately.

9. What is likely to cause an audience to connect with a character emotionally?
(a) Appealing characteristics and/or thoughts.
(b) Appealing characteristics and/or values.
(c) Unexplained characteristics and/or values.
(d) Unexplained characteristics and/or thoughts.

10. What does the writer use with words to achieve his/her main goals?
(a) Poetic license.
(b) Structure.
(c) Grammar.
(d) Research.

11. Which one of the following is not an example of a story where milieu is the prime narrative?
(a) Mystery.
(b) Western.
(c) Science-fiction.
(d) Fantasy.

12. What is the function of a major character?
(a) To be interesting and believable.
(b) To be interesting, but not necessarily believable.
(c) To be neither interesting nor believable.
(d) To be believable, but not necessarily interesting.

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

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

15. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?
(a) Effective and involved.
(b) Effective and engaging.
(c) Effective and condensed.
(d) Effective and poetic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not an example of a broad stroke definition?

2. What is the first way a writer can engage the reader?

3. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?

4. When an idea is the primary focus, what is the role of the characters?

5. On a basic level, which one of the following defines character in a narrative?

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