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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author hope to give writers who read the book?
(a) A secret formula.
(b) A set of tools.
(c) A popular method.
(d) A specific set of instructions.

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

3. Which one of the following triggers a negative reaction from readers?
(a) A character who is controlled by others.
(b) A character who is confusing.
(c) A character who confuses others.
(d) A character who wants power or control.

4. How does the author describe writing based on an issue?
(a) A distracting source of characters.
(b) A tricky source of characters.
(c) An ambiguous source of characters.
(d) A misleading source of characters.

5. What happens to sources of inspiration once they are incorporated into characters?
(a) They are added to or exaggerated.
(b) They are exaggerated or completely changed.
(c) They are added to, exaggerated, or completely changed.
(d) They are added to or completely changed.

6. How well do readers want to know characters in a book?
(a) Better than they know characters in a movie.
(b) As well as they know people in life.
(c) Better than they know people in life.
(d) As well as they know people in a movie.

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

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

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

10. What can cause a reader to become more engaged with a character?
(a) Making what is happening to a character more important to another 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 that character.
(d) Making what is happening to a character more important to all other characters.

11. What is the first way a writer can engage the reader?
(a) Creating a weak initial impression that improves quickly.
(b) Creating a weak initial impression that improves slowly.
(c) Creating an initial impression that does not appear strong or weak at first.
(d) Creating a strong initial impression.

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

13. What will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?
(a) Who is far away.
(b) Who is nearby.
(c) What is nearby.
(d) What is far away.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How can emotion be elevated for a character by utilizing the natural world?

2. How many different aspects of creative writing are there?

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

4. How will the story itself suggest characters?

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

(see the answer keys)

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