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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following conclusions did Knight arrive at?
(a) It is possible to teach somebody how to read.
(b) It is not possible to teach somebody how to write.
(c) It is not possible to teach somebody how to write in the correct genre.
(d) It is possible to teach somebody how to write.

2. Which of the following dialogues have been known to spark an idea for a story?
(a) Between unconscious and subconscious.
(b) Between subconscious and dreams.
(c) Between conscious and subconscious.
(d) Between conscious and unconscious.

3. What is the first stage of a developing writer?
(a) The writer is writing for an audience.
(b) The writer is writing for nobody.
(c) The writer is writing for money.
(d) The writer is writing for himself.

4. Who wrote a story about a potentate whose wife died?
(a) Kafka.
(b) Wells.
(c) Ellis.
(d) Hemingway.

5. What does the unconscious mind require?
(a) Bias.
(b) Stories.
(c) Characters.
(d) Information.

6. What does Knight promise to share with the reader?
(a) The ability to create fantastic characters.
(b) Creativity.
(c) The ability to write.
(d) Techniques.

7. Which of the following does Knight say is good for creativity?
(a) Playing games online.
(b) Eating.
(c) Conversing.
(d) Dreaming.

8. After stage four, what does the developing writer become?
(a) Complete.
(b) Novice.
(c) Enthusiastic.
(d) Professional.

9. In the writer's mind, what is the hero usually like?
(a) Angry and hostile.
(b) Slow developing.
(c) Perfect.
(d) Flawed intensely.

10. What does Knight know he cannot pump into people?
(a) Enthusiasm.
(b) Creativity.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Skill.

11. What type of knowledge does Knight believe makes a good writer?
(a) Knowledge in many specific fields.
(b) No knowledge, only senses.
(c) Knowledge in a specific field.
(d) General and broad knowledge.

12. What was Tolstoy able to do remarkably well?
(a) Create names.
(b) Create setting.
(c) Create characters.
(d) Create plot.

13. What must the solution to a story evoke?
(a) An impresson.
(b) Emotion.
(c) A sense of conclusion.
(d) Clarity.

14. What must a writer accept in order to have adequate sympathy?
(a) His or her own memories.
(b) The order of the world.
(c) His or her own feelings.
(d) His or her stage in writing development.

15. What is the job of the conscious mind?
(a) Steals ideas from the unconscious mind.
(b) Delivers information.
(c) Makes ideas from the unconscious mind sensible.
(d) Creates empathy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Knight describe as being the force that compels the writer to write a story?

2. What can a writer use to help him or her flesh out a character or situation?

3. What can a writer participate in, in order to learn about empathy?

4. Which of the following is an example of learning to hear?

5. What does Knight claim can be used to summarize a theme?

(see the answer keys)

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