On Becoming a Novelist Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Gardner writes of his poem in Chapter 4 as one which began about a what? (from Chapter 4, Faith)

2.

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)

3.

What word does Gardner use to describe that teaching which tends to emphasize theme and design over feeling and authentic narrative? (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)

4.

What teacher and poet is quoted as saying, "My object is to catch right now what will embarrass my students when they look at their poetry ten years from now"? (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)

5.

In Chapter 2, Gardner states, "A writer does not become better by being ____." (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)

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