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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What will many experienced authors claim about their characters?
(a) They were inspired by history.
(b) They were taken from other literary works.
(c) They were completely invented for the story.
(d) They were taken from life.

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

4. With what does the author intend to help writers?
(a) Writing shorter novels.
(b) Rating their work.
(c) Writing longer novels.
(d) Fulfilling their responsibilities.

5. Which one of the following is not an example of a story where an idea is the primary narrative?
(a) Caper.
(b) Detective.
(c) Western.
(d) Mystery.

6. 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 solitary act.
(d) As a collaborative act.

7. In defining a fictional character, what causes people to behave differently?
(a) Their age.
(b) Their education.
(c) The network they are in.
(d) The society they live in.

8. What should a writer do when adding layers to a stereotyped character?
(a) Prove the reader wrong.
(b) Confirm the reader's expectations.
(c) Confuse the reader.
(d) Surprise the reader.

9. What must a storyteller do when creating characters or events?
(a) Understand and define the implications of the plot.
(b) Broaden the plot.
(c) Understand and define the theme.
(d) Broaden the theme.

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

11. How many basic factors are there common to all forms of narrative writing?
(a) Eight.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Two.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does a character in a novel pursue a transformation in his/her life?

2. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?

3. Which of the following is not an example of a broad stroke definition?

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

5. What does the author think can also provide ideas for additional characters?

(see the answer keys)

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