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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the manuscript go after the literary editor is finished with it?
(a) Typesetter.
(b) Copy editor.
(c) Author.
(d) Publisher.

2. In the world of grants, Gardner writes in Chapter 2, who has a better chance than other artists?
(a) Actors.
(b) Painters.
(c) Writers.
(d) Musicians.

3. Who does Gardner say one can be fooled by the nature of imagining that the best way to become a writer is to be a seaman or a lumberjack?
(a) Thomas Pinchon.
(b) Jack Frost.
(c) Jack London.
(d) Ernest Hemingway.

4. According to Gardner, most rejected fiction is rejected because it's not what?
(a) Symbolic.
(b) Modern enough.
(c) Subversive.
(d) Good.

5. Gardner compares the first thrill of achievement of the writer to that of an oboist or what?
(a) Actor.
(b) Painter.
(c) Gambler.
(d) Pianist.

6. Who is cited as the head of the writing program at Johns Hopkins and favors new and strange styles?
(a) William Glass.
(b) Max Apple.
(c) Kurt Vonnegut.
(d) John Barth.

7. Gardner states in Chapter 2 that the first value of a writer's workshop is that it makes the young writer feel not abnormal but what?
(a) Accepted.
(b) Smart.
(c) Virtuous.
(d) Enlightened.

8. What literary magazine does Gardner publish?
(a) Reader's Digest.
(b) MRR.
(c) MSS.
(d) Writer's Weekly.

9. Where does Gardner teach workshops, as he claims it has a good program for fiction?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Emery.
(c) Binghamton.
(d) NYU.

10. Gardner claims in Chapter 3 that rejection by an agent means more than rejection by a what?
(a) Writer.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Editor.

11. What are the long pages from the typesetter, marked up by the proofreader for typographical errors?
(a) Galleys.
(b) Manuscript.
(c) Script.
(d) Novel-preform.

12. Gardner states in Chapter 3 that one should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of whom?
(a) Writers.
(b) Editors.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Poets.

13. Gardner writes in Chapter 2 that in a bad workshop, the teacher takes the place of the student's what?
(a) Internal critic.
(b) Critical imagination.
(c) Ability to think.
(d) Assimilation.

14. Who recommended Gardner at New American Library?
(a) William Gass.
(b) Michael Harper.
(c) Harry Crews.
(d) James Segal.

15. Which is one of the great graduate programs for writers that Gardner refers to in Chapter 2?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Carnegie Mellon.
(c) Stanford.
(d) NYU.

Short Answer Questions

1. What experimental writer does Gardner mention having been moved and delighted by in Chapter 2?

2. What author of experimental fiction teaches at Rice?

3. The study of what can give the young writer a clear sense of why our age is so troubled?

4. What does M.F.A. stand for?

5. Which author went to Paris and studied with one of the shrewdest writers, Gertrude Stein?

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