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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What are three good example of character definition in fiction?
(a) Relatives, habits, and behavior.
(b) Talents, relatives, and habits.
(c) Talents, habits, and behavior.
(d) Talents, relatives, and behavior.

4. Why is it necessary for a reader to care about the characters in a narrative?
(a) So they will want to know more about them.
(b) So they will understand them better.
(c) So they will anticipate the events in the book.
(d) So they will sympathize with them more.

5. What kind of characterization is needed in a narrative that features the characters as the primary focus?
(a) Detailed, but simple.
(b) Detailed and complex.
(c) Less detailed, but complex.
(d) Less detailed and simple.

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

7. What type of vocabulary creates a negative response to a character?
(a) Inconsistent.
(b) Small and underutilized.
(c) Incomprehensible.
(d) Large and overused.

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

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

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

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

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

13. On a basic level, which one of the following defines character in a narrative?
(a) Relationships with milieu and idea.
(b) Relationships with all forms except for milieu and idea.
(c) Relationships with idea, but not milieu.
(d) Relationships with milieu, but not idea.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of reaction will an audience have to a character with opposing characteristics?

2. What do the two questions the author poses at the end of Chapter 2 add to a novel?

3. What does the writer use with words to achieve his/her main goals?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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