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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. How will the story itself suggest characters?
(a) According to the beginning of a story.
(b) According to the ending of a story.
(c) According to what needs to happen, but not how it needs to take place.
(d) According to what needs to happen and how it needs to take place.
2. With what does the author intend to help writers?
(a) Rating their work.
(b) Writing longer novels.
(c) Fulfilling their responsibilities.
(d) Writing shorter novels.
3. Which one of the following is not a powerful resource for finding characters listed by the author?
(a) The writer's unrelated memories.
(b) The writer's self.
(c) The writer's previous works.
(d) The writer's feelings.
4. What happens to sources of inspiration once they are incorporated into characters?
(a) They are added to or exaggerated.
(b) They are added to or completely changed.
(c) They are exaggerated or completely changed.
(d) They are added to, exaggerated, or completely changed.
5. As what is the idea of hierarchy defined?
(a) A guideline to the role a character plays in the plot.
(b) A guideline to the amount of narrative each character receives.
(c) A guideline to which characters to introduce first in a narrative.
(d) A guideline to how many characters to include in a narrative.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many ways are there to know a character?
2. What type of vocabulary creates a negative response to a character?
3. How is the event described?
4. How often are sources of inspiration altered?
5. What does the writer use with words to achieve his/her main goals?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are some places that a writer can look to find the inspiration for characters?
2. What are some of the ways a writer can develop a story around characters that do not change?
3. What choice must a writer make when using a first person narrative, and what should influence the decision?
4. What is comedy usually the result of, and what is humor based on?
5. What can contribute to a powerful sense of attitude for a character?
6. How and why should a writer vary the names used in their stories?
7. How do "showing" and "telling" affect the story?
8. How can a presentation perspective and a representation perspective be successfully applied?
9. How can a random transformation be written if it seems to occur for no reason?
10. Which traits will trigger dislike for a character?
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