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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 kind of traits should a writer use when first introducing a character?
2. In the subtitle of "Characters and Viewpoint", what are the three objectives that the author promises to deliver?
(a) How to invent, label, and portray characters.
(b) How to invent, construct, and animate characters.
(c) How to find, invent, and construct characters.
(d) How to find, invent, and portray characters.
3. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?
(a) Effective and involved.
(b) Effective and poetic.
(c) Effective and condensed.
(d) Effective and engaging.
4. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?
(a) Emotional, theoretical, or spiritual connection with a character.
(b) Emotional, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.
(c) Theoretical, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.
(d) Emotional, theoretical, or experiential connection with a character.
5. What type of imperfections can be appealing to readers?
Short Answer Questions
1. How well do readers want to know characters in a book?
2. Besides context, what else can a name provide for a character?
3. In order to avoid being boring, what does a character have to be?
4. Which one of the following is not an example of a character trait that will gain an emotional connection with the reader?
5. What type of physical appearance can make a character more engaging?
Short Essay Questions
1. What techniques does the author describe in Chapter 3 about characters from unrelated ideas?
2. What technique does the author recommend when first introducing a character?
3. How can a negative character become more intriguing?
4. What kind of act is writing and how does it compare to other mediums?
5. How well do readers want to know the fictional characters they are reading about, and what is the purpose of fiction in general?
6. Which traits will trigger dislike for a character?
7. How and why should a writer vary the names used in their stories?
8. What is the difference between "walk-ons" and minor characters?
9. What is the idea of a story, and how is it used?
10. What is the contract that a writer makes with a reader, and when is it introduced?
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