On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does King believe about writers who are too busy to read?

2. What action does King believe a writer should take with respect to grammar?

3. In order to ignore a grammar rule, what does King believe must be observed?

4. What advice does King give on paragraphs?

5. Why does King emphasize the importance of reading?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

King is a prolific writer yet he mentions writer's block in several places in the book, On Writing. Do you think this has been a hindrance in King's writing? What judgment would you make about King's frustration with writer's block? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

King believes a writer should write a lot to be successful. Throughout his life, King has always written. Cite specific examples from King's life that demonstrate his dedication to his theory of good writing.

Essay Topic 3

How is writing as a passion different from writing as a career? What ideas in this text justify King's statement?

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