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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 a strong initial impression.
(d) Creating an initial impression that does not appear strong or weak at first.

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

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What type of physical appearance can make a character more engaging?
(a) Appealing, but vague.
(b) Appealing and specific.
(c) Appealing and blatant.
(d) Appealing and subtle.

12. How many of the basic elements of a narrative does milieu incorporate?
(a) Three of them.
(b) None of them.
(c) All of them.
(d) One of them.

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

14. According to the author, what is an engaging narrative never about?
(a) Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
(b) Ordinary people doing ordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
(c) Ordinary people doing ordinary things for ordinary reasons.
(d) Extraordinary people doing ordinary things for extraordinary reasons.

15. What two ideals is the author blending in Chapter 9?
(a) The selfish with the unselfish.
(b) The romantic with the realistic.
(c) The intelligent with the unintelligent.
(d) The predictable with the unpredictable.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following is not an example the author uses as a way to add emotional intensity to a character?

2. What is the author's theory about fiction in Chapter 5?

3. According to the author, where do characters come from?

4. As what is the idea of hierarchy defined?

5. How does the author describe what it means to "raise the stakes"?

(see the answer keys)

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