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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Extraordinary people doing ordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
(d) Ordinary people doing ordinary things for ordinary reasons.

5. How many ways are there to know a character?
(a) A few.
(b) Several.
(c) Only one.
(d) None.

6. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?
(a) Emotional, theoretical, or experiential connection with a character.
(b) Emotional, theoretical, or spiritual connection with a character.
(c) Emotional, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.
(d) Theoretical, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.

7. What place can writers use as inspiration for their characters?
(a) Observation, but not memory.
(b) Observation and memory.
(c) Memory, but not observation.
(d) Observation and another person's memory.

8. What kinds of situations can make a character more interesting?
(a) Ones that the character has been in before.
(b) Ones that the reader is unaccustomed with.
(c) Ones that the character is unaccustomed with.
(d) Ones that the character and the reader are expecting.

9. In a story where character is the primary focus, how many characters need to be fully developed?
(a) Very few of them.
(b) At least half of them.
(c) None of them.
(d) Not all of them.

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

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

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

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

14. How many basic types of characters are there?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

15. Which one of the following is not an example of a story where milieu is the prime narrative?
(a) Western.
(b) Science-fiction.
(c) Fantasy.
(d) Mystery.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 8, how does the author want the reader to be engaged with a character?

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

3. Which one of the following triggers a negative reaction from readers?

4. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?

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

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