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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What technique can help avoid cliché?
(a) Extensive descriptions.
(b) Realism.
(c) Brief descriptions.
(d) Exaggeration.

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

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

4. What does the writer use with words to achieve his/her main goals?
(a) Structure.
(b) Research.
(c) Grammar.
(d) Poetic license.

5. Besides emotional, what type of attention from the reader is the goal of Chapter 7?
(a) Inadvertent.
(b) Intellectual.
(c) Analytical.
(d) Subconscious.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two ideals is the author blending in Chapter 9?

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

3. What will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?

4. What does the author hope to give writers who read the book?

5. In a story where character is the primary focus, how many characters need to be fully developed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some characteristics that make characters more appealing in general?

2. What is the idea of a story, and how is it used?

3. How does a writer create a strong initial impression for a character?

4. In what way can the story itself provide a writer with additional characters?

5. How can writers find characters within themselves?

6. What is the main point of Chapter 9, "The Hero and the Common Man"?

7. How can a negative character become more intriguing?

8. As explained in the Introduction, on what are the author's suggestions based?

9. What technique does the author recommend when first introducing a character?

10. Is it possible to use less characterization in a story?

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