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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 what needs to happen and how it needs to take place.
(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 the beginning of a story.

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

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

4. Why is it necessary for a reader to care about the characters in a narrative?
(a) So they will anticipate the events in the book.
(b) So they will understand them better.
(c) So they will sympathize with them more.
(d) So they will want to know more about them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides emotional, what type of attention from the reader is the goal of Chapter 7?

2. What can cause a reader to become more engaged with a character?

3. What type of vocabulary creates a negative response to a character?

4. Which of the following is not an example of a minor character's function?

5. What is part of the reader's experience of the milieu?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is writing based on "issue", and how can it be a source for characters?

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

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 is milieu and which types of stories feature it as the main narrative?

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

6. What techniques does the author describe in Chapter 3 about characters from unrelated ideas?

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

8. What is the contract that a writer makes with a reader, and when is it introduced?

9. What are some of the ways a reader can know a character that is well written?

10. What is the intent of the author in "Characters and Viewpoint"?

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