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

2. According to Knight, what have many writers never been taught?
(a) How to read.
(b) How to write.
(c) What genre they should write.
(d) Why they write.

3. Which of the following conclusions did Knight arrive at?
(a) It is possible to teach somebody how to read.
(b) It is 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 not possible to teach somebody how to write.

4. In what type of courses does the author take part ?
(a) Fiction writing.
(b) Distance learning.
(c) Article writing.
(d) Grammar and spelling.

5. What is the result of a story without conflict, according to Knight?
(a) It has bad characters and setting.
(b) It has a weak plot.
(c) It is a short story.
(d) It has no appeal.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What would most help a writer develop their writing?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the writer's job, according to the author?

2. What do many new writers mistakenly rely on to raise interest?

3. What are the advantages of the omniscient viewpoint?

4. What makes good dialogue?

5. Why does Knight suggest that non-writers have a hard time understanding writers?

6. What is the second stage of the developing writer?

7. What tips does Knight give for naming characters?

8. How can a writer create tension?

9. What debate does Knight struggle with?

10. What should the writer be aware of in terms of selling a story?

(see the answer keys)

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