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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What kind of traits should a writer use when first introducing a character?
(a) Limiting.
(b) Broad-strokes.
(c) Detailed.
(d) Mysterious.

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 sympathize with them more.
(c) So they will understand them better.
(d) So they will anticipate the events in the book.

5. What can other characters provide for the main character?
(a) Neither conflict nor assistance.
(b) Conflict or assistance.
(c) Conflict, but never assistance.
(d) Assistance, but never conflict.

6. What is part of the reader's experience of the milieu?
(a) The normalcy and predictability of the characters.
(b) The strangeness and unfamiliarity of the characters.
(c) The normalcy and unpredictability of the characters.
(d) The strangeness and familiarity of the characters.

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

8. How does Chapter 1 end?
(a) With the value of a character's previous experiences.
(b) With the value of a character's physical appearance.
(c) With the insignificance of a character's physical appearance.
(d) With the insignificance of a character's previous experiences.

9. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?
(a) Effective and poetic.
(b) Effective and engaging.
(c) Effective and condensed.
(d) Effective and involved.

10. How necessary is it for characters to be more than stereotypes in a narrative where an idea is the primary focus?
(a) The characters are never more than stereotypes in a narrative.
(b) Very necessary.
(c) Somewhat necessary.
(d) Rarely necessary.

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

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

13. How often are sources of inspiration altered?
(a) Never.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) Hardly at all.
(d) Very often.

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

15. Which one of the following is not an example the author uses as a way to add emotional intensity to a character?
(a) Signs.
(b) Mistakes.
(c) Omens.
(d) Symbols.

Short Answer Questions

1. What technique can help avoid cliché?

2. On a basic level, which one of the following defines character in a narrative?

3. In order to avoid being boring, what does a character have to be?

4. What does having more complex characters lead to?

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

(see the answer keys)

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