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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 involved.
(b) Effective and poetic.
(c) Effective and engaging.
(d) Effective and condensed.

2. Which of the following is not an example of a minor character's function?
(a) To act as a love interest.
(b) To create suspense.
(c) To define the main theme.
(d) To offer information.

3. What will help a writer to maintain consistency?
(a) Keeping a list of character traits and facts.
(b) Keeping a list of character names.
(c) Not having more than four supporting characters.
(d) Not having more than three central characters.

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

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

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

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

8. What part of a character's name provides a clear starting point for defining that character's context?
(a) The middle name.
(b) The first name.
(c) The last name.
(d) The reason they were given the name.

9. 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 unrelated memories.
(c) The writer's previous works.
(d) The writer's self.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author define an idea?

2. What is one of the problems with writing based on an issue?

3. How necessary is it for characters to be more than stereotypes in a narrative where an idea is the primary focus?

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

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

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