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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. If Knight were able to teach writing effectively, what might it destroy?
(a) Creativity.
(b) Reading.
(c) Cognitive ability.
(d) Intuition.

3. In what field does Knight specialize ?
(a) Non-fiction writing.
(b) Literary devices.
(c) Short story writing.
(d) Characterization.

4. Which of the following is an example of learning to see?
(a) Accepting the past.
(b) Using details.
(c) Having knowledge.
(d) Remembering dates.

5. Which of the following is expected to be true?
(a) Nonfiction.
(b) Fiction.
(c) Dramatic stories.
(d) Short stories.

6. What does Knight want to let students know about writing?
(a) Why it's good to write.
(b) Why they should be creative.
(c) What they are in for.
(d) How to write enthusiastically.

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

8. What is the second stage of a developing writer?
(a) Story becomes insignificant.
(b) Story becomes famous.
(c) Story becomes a plot.
(d) Story becomes trivial.

9. According to Knight, what does fiction require to be believable?
(a) A measure of truth.
(b) Extreme falsehoods.
(c) Small details.
(d) Realistic setting.

10. What stage of the developing writer will the writer get out of if he or she develops the main character?
(a) Stage 4.
(b) Stage 1.
(c) Stage 3.
(d) Stage 2.

11. The writer refers to the unconscious mind as ____________.
(a) Fancy.
(b) Frieda.
(c) Fred.
(d) Franklin.

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

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

14. What was the first bad habit that Knight had as a teenager?
(a) He would start with a weak sentence.
(b) He would start with one good sentence and not know what to do next.
(c) He did not know how to create a character.
(d) He would create great stories but weak titles.

15. What was Tolstoy known for having?
(a) Empathy.
(b) Forgetfulness.
(c) Acceptance.
(d) Tolerance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Knight describe as being the set of imaginary events designed to create anticipation in the reader?

2. In the writer's mind, what is the hero usually like?

3. With which of the following does Knight claim to struggle ?

4. What must the solution to a story evoke?

5. What is a story comprised of?

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