On Becoming a Novelist Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Gardner compares Melville's Moby Dick with what in Chapter 1? (from Chapter 1, The Writer's Nature, Pages 34-72)


Theoretically, there is no need for what in the writer, for children build sand castles and ministers pray over the sick without blockages? (from Chapter 4, Faith)


Sometimes friends contribute by praising things that the writer knows are what? (from Chapter 4, Faith)


Sometimes when stuck, one should work on something else, such as what? (from Chapter 4, Faith)


The poem of Gardner's which he uses as an example in Chapter 4 begins, "Lovely, spooky, dark blue Gentian, / Inner walls like speckled _____." (from Chapter 4, Faith)

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