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

2. How does the author describe the act of creative writing in the Introduction?
(a) As a solitary act.
(b) As a collaborative act.
(c) As a limited act.
(d) As an unlimited act.

3. What is the function of a major character?
(a) To be interesting and believable.
(b) To be believable, but not necessarily interesting.
(c) To be interesting, but not necessarily believable.
(d) To be neither interesting nor believable.

4. 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 previous works.
(c) The writer's self.
(d) The writer's feelings.

5. How is the event described?
(a) What happens outside of the narrative and why.
(b) What happens outside of the narrative and when.
(c) What happens in the narrative and when.
(d) What happens in the narrative and why.

Short Answer Questions

1. In an event-driven narrative, what is the goal of the characters?

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

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

4. What do the most engaging characters reveal about themselves?

5. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some places that a writer can look to find the inspiration for characters?

3. How well do readers want to know the fictional characters they are reading about, and what is the purpose of fiction in general?

4. What are the two aspects of creative writing and what is the difference between them?

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

6. How does character factor into a narrative and why is it often a complex process?

7. What is a helpful tip about keeping track of character names that the author provides at the end of Chapter 4?

8. How can writers find characters within themselves?

9. What techniques can a writer use to raise the emotional stakes?

10. What is the difference between "walk-ons" and minor characters?

(see the answer keys)

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