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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. King states that writing is a job that includes aspects that are ____.
(a) Void of meaning.
2. How can the book, On Writing, be described?
(a) A masterpiece.
(b) A poorly conceived hack job.
(c) Clever, formulistic, but inspiring.
(d) Poignant, educated and inspiring.
3. The image in the second chapter is King's way of demonstrating to the readers his idea of _____.
(a) What writing is.
(b) The use of description to fully set up a scene.
(c) The importance of the reader's creativity.
(d) How to entice a reader to read more.
4. Does King believe the reader see the image in the same way as the author?
(a) Yes, he does.
(b) If the writer describes it well, he will.
(c) No, not always.
(d) Yes, if the reader reads carefully.
5. What happens to the person(s) on whom King bases Carrie while they were in high school?
(a) They were isolated by their classmates.
(b) They were bullied and mistreated by their classmates.
(c) They were abused physically.
(d) They were hounded by their parents to get good grades.
6. What is the first chapter, C.V., about?
(a) Stories related to how King became a horror novelist.
(b) Stories about King's early life.
(c) Stories about King's views on writing.
(d) Stories from King's childhood related to how he became a writer.
7. What is King's overall opinion on details in writing?
(a) Only supply the minimum.
(b) Supply all major details, but let the reader fill in the minor ones.
(c) Supply key details and a couple of minor ones for color.
(d) Supply those the reader would never get on his own.
8. How did King describe the cloth's appearance in his image?
(a) He describes its color.
(b) He talks about its smell.
(c) He didn't.
(d) He describes its texture.
9. What happens to Carrie when King sends it off to the publisher?
(a) King receives a telegram saying the book needed revisions.
(b) It sells, and he receives an advance of $2500.
(c) King receives a check for $250.
(d) The publisher sells it for $2500.
10. What is the name of the second chapter of this book?
(a) Writing My Way.
(b) On Living.
(c) What Writing Is.
(d) On Writing.
11. What is the first thing King requests in the second chapter that his readers accept about writing?
(a) Writing is magic.
(b) Writing is creative.
(c) Writing is an exercise.
(d) Writing is a way to build on your senses.
12. The change that King made in his writing life after his wife's intervention is seen by King as a symbol. What does this symbol represent?
(a) A change in the meaning of his writing.
(b) A change in his writing style.
(c) A change to a deeper kind of symbolism in his writing.
(d) A change in the priorities of his life.
13. When does King begin to submit stories to magazines?
(a) While in junior high school.
(b) While in college.
(c) While in high school.
(d) While in elementary school.
14. After Tabitha King's intervention in King's addictions, he makes some changes in his life. What change does he make in his writing life?
(a) He centers his desk in his office.
(b) He rearranges his office to accommodate a larger desk and chair.
(c) He exchanges his massive desk for a smaller one.
(d) He moves his massive desk to a corner of his office.
15. When King's principal hears about King's episode with the newspaper, what does he suggest?
(a) He encourages King to quit writing.
(b) He tells him to stay out of trouble in the future.
(c) He tells him to get a job to keep him busy.
(d) He tells him to get a job with a local paper as a sports writer.
Short Answer Questions
1. When a writer sees an image in his/her head and writes it down, what is he accomplishing in regards to the reader?
2. Of the details King has supplied the reader regarding his image in the second chapter, what does King hope the reader will primarily focus on?
3. What does King remember about his childhood with his brother Dave?
4. According to King, what are two reasons to write?
5. What is one reason for reading the book, On Writing?
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