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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 many different aspects of creative writing are there?
2. According to the author, what is an engaging narrative never about?
(a) Extraordinary people doing ordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
(b) Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
(c) Ordinary people doing ordinary things for ordinary reasons.
(d) Ordinary people doing ordinary things for extraordinary reasons.
3. What should the writer's own experiences have in order to be used as fictional inspiration?
(a) Emotional, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.
(b) Emotional, theoretical, or spiritual connection with a character.
(c) Theoretical, spiritual, or experiential connection with a character.
(d) Emotional, theoretical, or experiential connection with a character.
4. How does the author describe the act of creative writing in the Introduction?
(a) As a limited act.
(b) As an unlimited act.
(c) As a collaborative act.
(d) As a solitary act.
5. What technique can help avoid cliché?
(a) Extensive descriptions.
(c) Brief descriptions.
Short Answer Questions
1. How well do readers want to know characters in a book?
2. How necessary is it for characters to be more than stereotypes in a narrative where an idea is the primary focus?
3. In a story where character is the primary focus, how many characters need to be fully developed?
4. What is the author's theory about fiction in Chapter 5?
5. What does the contract between an author and a reader state?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does a writer create a strong initial impression for a character?
2. What are some of the ways a reader can know a character that is well written?
3. What are the two aspects of creative writing and what is the difference between them?
4. What are some of the consequences that are beyond a character's control and provoke a transformation?
5. Is it possible to use less characterization in a story?
6. What is a helpful tip about keeping track of character names that the author provides at the end of Chapter 4?
7. What is the intent of the author in "Characters and Viewpoint"?
8. How do "showing" and "telling" affect the story?
9. In what ways can a character change him/herself?
10. What techniques does the author describe in Chapter 3 about characters from unrelated ideas?
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