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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How is the event described?
(a) What happens in the narrative and when.
(b) What happens outside of the narrative and why.
(c) What happens in the narrative and why.
(d) What happens outside of the narrative and when.

6. Which one of the following is not a powerful resource for finding characters listed by the author?
(a) The writer's feelings.
(b) The writer's previous works.
(c) The writer's unrelated memories.
(d) The writer's self.

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

8. What balance must be met when creating an endearing character?
(a) The balance between victimization and courage.
(b) The balance between right and wrong.
(c) The balance between loss and hope.
(d) The balance between a leader and a follower.

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

10. In an event-driven narrative, what is the goal of the characters?
(a) To prevent an intolerable situation.
(b) To avoid an intolerable situation.
(c) To hide an intolerable situation.
(d) To change an intolerable situation.

11. Which of the following is not an example of a minor character's function?
(a) To act as a love interest.
(b) To create suspense.
(c) To define the main theme.
(d) To offer information.

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

13. What does having more complex characters lead to?
(a) Less possibilities.
(b) More confusion.
(c) Less confusion.
(d) More possibilities.

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

15. What is milieu?
(a) The physical, cultural, or social context.
(b) The mental, historical, or social context.
(c) The physical, historical, or social context.
(d) The mental, cultural, or social context.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the quote that ends Chapter 3, where does the author believe a writer can find wonderful stories?

2. What are three good example of character definition in fiction?

3. What is a writer's fundamental responsibility?

4. What can other characters provide for the main character?

5. How does the author describe writing based on an issue?

(see the answer keys)

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