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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following characteristics does Knight associate with learning to feel?
(a) Empathy.
(b) Responsibility.
(c) Tolerance.
(d) Respect.

3. What does Knight describe as being a writer's job?
(a) Nothing can be clear.
(b) Everything must make sense.
(c) Nothing can be abstract.
(d) Everything must fit and flow.

4. For Knight, which of the following is most useful in developing characters?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Self-reliance.
(c) Constraints.
(d) Environment.

5. Which of the following can help somebody who needs to learn to hear?
(a) Roleplaying.
(b) Taking a nap.
(c) Turning down the volume.
(d) Reading a book.

6. What is the third stage of the developing writer?
(a) Characterization is complete but story is weak.
(b) Story is strong.
(c) Story is complete but weak in structure or character.
(d) Structure and story are strong but character is weak.

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

8. What can a writer use to help him or her flesh out a character or situation?
(a) Photographs.
(b) Description.
(c) Snapshots.
(d) Plot.

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

10. What journey does Knight expect writers to take?
(a) Fixated to free.
(b) Amateur to professonal.
(c) Mediocre to grand.
(d) Uncreative to dramatically creative.

11. What does Knight describe as being the set of imaginary events designed to create anticipation in the reader?
(a) Conflict.
(b) Plot.
(c) Character.
(d) Setting.

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

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

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

15. What would most help a writer develop their writing?
(a) Creating many new plots without stories.
(b) Self-criticism.
(c) Seeking professional help.
(d) Self-pity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following conclusions did Knight arrive at?

2. What does Knight promise to share with the reader?

3. What type of knowledge is best suited for creating a character with a believable backdrop?

4. Which of the following can be used as inspiration?

5. Which book did Vonda McIntyre gain inspiration from for Dreamsnake?

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