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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 do walk-ons lend to a narrative?
2. According to the author, what is an engaging narrative never about?
(a) Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
(b) Ordinary people doing ordinary things for ordinary reasons.
(c) Extraordinary people doing ordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
(d) Ordinary people doing ordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
3. How often are sources of inspiration altered?
(b) Very often.
(d) Hardly at all.
4. In order to avoid being boring, what does a character have to be?
(a) Aggressive and mysterious.
(b) Passive and mysterious.
(c) Unfamiliar and idiosyncratic.
(d) Familiar and idiosyncratic.
5. What will a writer discover when they take their eyes off of the main character?
(a) What is nearby.
(b) Who is far away.
(c) Who is nearby.
(d) What is far away.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the author, what is the purpose of fiction?
2. What is a narrative that is focused on an event trying to make sense of?
3. How well do readers want to know characters in a book?
4. What is a writer's fundamental responsibility?
5. What kind of narrative should a storyteller use?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what way can the story itself provide a writer with additional characters?
2. How can a negative character become more intriguing?
3. What is milieu and which types of stories feature it as the main narrative?
4. How does character factor into a narrative and why is it often a complex process?
5. What is a helpful tip about keeping track of character names that the author provides at the end of Chapter 4?
6. Is it possible to use less characterization in a story?
7. What is the intent of the author in "Characters and Viewpoint"?
8. What is the idea of a story, and how is it used?
9. What techniques can a writer use to raise the emotional stakes?
10. What are some places that a writer can look to find the inspiration for characters?
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