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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Knight gives an example that sometimes a new writer relies on what part of a character to create interest?
(a) Family.
(b) Personality.
(c) Romance.
(d) Profession.

2. What types of names should characters have?
(a) Ordinary names.
(b) Nicknames in addition to believable names.
(c) Believable names.
(d) Strange names.

3. What is the storyteller's voice or attitude?
(a) Style.
(b) Voice.
(c) Tone.
(d) Mood.

4. If a writer has an idea but the phrasing is escaping him, what next course of action does Knight suggest should be next?
(a) Stop and take a break.
(b) Skip this part entirely.
(c) Consult a thesaurus or rhyming dictionary.
(d) Continue and come back to this part later.

5. What does Knight describe as having emotional sensitivity?
(a) Short story.
(b) Prose.
(c) Imagery.
(d) Poetry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following does Knight not suggest is significant for the author to include in the beginning of the story?

2. What is the term that means that any writing not relevant should be eliminated?

3. What is a consequence of not following an editor's advice?

4. Which of the following does Knight suggest about rhyme, alliteration, and consonance?

5. What genre was once the preeminent genre?

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