The Writing Life Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Dillard say that she found so appealing about a Danish aristocrat?
(a) His life of leisure.
(b) His title.
(c) His daily schedule.
(d) His ability to relax.

2. In Dillard's experience, what always wins over the vision being forgotten?
(a) An imaginary object.
(b) The set of mental relationships.
(c) The work's intellectual structure.
(d) The page.

3. What is needed in the world more than another excellent manuscript, as far as Dillard is concerned?
(a) Honey.
(b) Bees.
(c) Shoes.
(d) Pollen.

4. Which religious sect did Dillard read about in the Virginia library?
(a) Hinduism.
(b) Islam.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Hasidism.

5. What had Dillard forgotten all about as she worked on a Fourth-of-July night?
(a) Where she was in her writing.
(b) Her books.
(c) Eating dinner.
(d) The rest of the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dillard say that she believes a writer should aim for when writing?

2. How does Dillard say that she defines the life of the writer in Chapter 3?

3. When Dillard is watching symbols move on her monitor, which sends back numbers to her, what is it her job to do?

4. What animal, according to Dillard, is an analogy for characters in a writer's book "taking over"?

5. What did Dillard learn about herself while talking with the sheriff in Chapter 3?

(see the answer key)

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