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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What must accompany self-sacrifice in an engaging character?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Desperation.
(c) Mystery.
(d) Reason.

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

4. How should a character's traits be designed in order to engage the reader?
(a) Different than other characters.
(b) Different than the intended audience.
(c) Similar to other characters.
(d) Similar to the intended audience.

5. What does the contract between an author and a reader state?
(a) That the narrative will have a happy ending.
(b) That the narrative will reach a conclusion.
(c) That the narrative will introduce less characters.
(d) That the narrative will introduce more characters.

6. When an idea is the primary focus, what is the role of the characters?
(a) Simple plot functionaries.
(b) They define the plot completely.
(c) They define the plot in some way.
(d) Complex plot functionaries.

7. On a basic level, which one of the following defines character in a narrative?
(a) Relationships with idea, but not milieu.
(b) Relationships with milieu, but not idea.
(c) Relationships with all forms except for milieu and idea.
(d) Relationships with milieu and idea.

8. What type of vocabulary creates a negative response to a character?
(a) Incomprehensible.
(b) Inconsistent.
(c) Small and underutilized.
(d) Large and overused.

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

10. Why should sources of inspiration be altered?
(a) To make them more unrealistic
(b) To make them more effective.
(c) To make them more mysterious.
(d) To make them more familiar.

11. What do the most engaging characters reveal about themselves?
(a) Unknown fears.
(b) Fearlessness.
(c) Unknown flaws.
(d) A heroic side.

12. How does the author define an idea?
(a) What the reader is intended to understand and/or learn.
(b) What the reader is intended to learn, but not necessarily understand.
(c) What the reader is intended to understand, but not necessarily learn.
(d) What the reader is not intended to understand and/or learn.

13. Besides context, what else can a name provide for a character?
(a) Preferences.
(b) Beliefs.
(c) Background.
(d) Intentions.

14. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?
(a) Emotional, theoretical, or experiential connection with a character.
(b) Emotional, theoretical, or spiritual connection with a character.
(c) Theoretical, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.
(d) Emotional, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.

15. How often are sources of inspiration altered?
(a) Very often.
(b) Hardly at all.
(c) Sometimes.
(d) Never.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Chapter 1 end?

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

3. What two things should a writer be open to translating into their characters and stories?

4. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?

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

(see the answer keys)

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