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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What do walk-ons lend to a narrative?
(a) Realism.
(b) Depth.
(c) Unpredictability.
(d) Questions.

4. 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.

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

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

7. According to the author, what is the purpose of fiction?
(a) To give a detailed analysis of human nature.
(b) To give a better understanding of human nature.
(c) To give a detailed analysis of human mistakes.
(d) To give a better understanding of human mistakes.

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

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

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

11. What kind of jeopardy can a character be placed in to evoke an emotional response from the reader?
(a) Physical or emotional, but believable.
(b) Only emotional and unbelievable.
(c) Physical or emotional, but unbelievable.
(d) Only physical and believable.

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

13. How does the author describe what it means to "raise the stakes"?
(a) Increasing what a character has to lose or gain.
(b) Increasing what a character has to lose, but not to gain.
(c) Increasing what a character has gained.
(d) Increasing what a character has lost.

14. What does the author think can also provide ideas for additional characters?
(a) The pasts of central characters.
(b) The future of central characters.
(c) The future of supporting characters.
(d) The pasts of supporting characters.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As what is the idea of hierarchy defined?

2. What does the author think about characters from unrelated ideas?

3. What happens to sources of inspiration once they are incorporated into characters?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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