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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 does the writer use with words to achieve his/her main goals?
(d) Poetic license.
2. How many of the basic elements of a narrative does milieu incorporate?
(a) All of them.
(b) One of them.
(c) None of them.
(d) Three of them.
3. How should a character's traits be designed in order to engage the reader?
(a) Different than other characters.
(b) Similar to other characters.
(c) Different than the intended audience.
(d) Similar to the intended audience.
4. How does the author define an idea?
(a) What the reader is intended to learn, but not necessarily understand.
(b) What the reader is intended to understand and/or learn.
(c) What the reader is intended to understand, but not necessarily learn.
(d) What the reader is not intended to understand and/or learn.
5. In a story where character is the primary focus, how many characters need to be fully developed?
(a) At least half of them.
(b) None of them.
(c) Very few of them.
(d) Not all of them.
Short Answer Questions
1. How can emotion be elevated for a character by utilizing the natural world?
2. What do walk-ons lend to a narrative?
3. How many ways are there to know a character?
4. In defining a fictional character, what causes people to behave differently?
5. What type of pain and suffering for a character causes the reader's emotional investment to expand?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what way can the story itself provide a writer with additional characters?
2. How does character factor into a narrative and why is it often a complex process?
3. What are some places that a writer can look to find the inspiration for characters?
4. What does a character who becomes more heroic convey to the reader?
5. What is the contract that a writer makes with a reader, and when is it introduced?
6. What is milieu and which types of stories feature it as the main narrative?
7. Which traits will trigger dislike for a character?
8. What is a helpful tip about keeping track of character names that the author provides at the end of Chapter 4?
9. What is the intent of the author in "Characters and Viewpoint"?
10. What are some of the ways a reader can know a character that is well written?
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