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Creative Writing Test – Non-fiction (UK Version) 2016

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1. What is ‘iambic pentameter’?

Answers:

  1. The five beats at the end of a five-line stanza
  2. A traditional form of rising meter consisting of lines of five iambic feet (i.e., ten syllables total)
  3. All Shakespearean-style poetry
  4. Christopher Marlowe’s ‘heroic line’
  5. a and d

2. What is the greatest potential hazard of putting your creative writing online?

Answers:

  1. Someone will plagiarize your words and potentially publish them as his or her own.
  2. People will cease to respect your creative work.
  3. You will not be able to get your work published in print format in the future.
  4. You will lose sales.

3. A fiction writer cannot successfully write non-fiction as well.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

4. Regarding the inclusion of creative expression in non-fiction writing, which of the following statements is most true?

Answers:

  1. Non-fiction writing should always be factually verifiable, but that does not preclude creative style or expression as long as the creative expression serves an overall purpose of conveying facts, information and learning.
  2. Non-fiction is required to be only 75% truthful; the remainder can be given over to creative expression.
  3. Non-fiction should always aim to be as creative and imaginative as fiction, occasionally at the cost of verifiable truth.
  4. None of the above

5. Which of the following is the recommended length for a screenplay when submitting to production companies?

Answers:

  1. 80-125 pages
  2. 60-80 pages
  3. 100-180 pages
  4. Any length, as it can always be abridged or expanded

6. In a play script, what does the abbreviation ‘V.O.’ stand for?

Answers:

  1. Vehicle On (the use of heavy props on stage)
  2. Voice Off (an off-stage voice that falls silent when that character is on stage)
  3. Vehicle Off (the removal of a heavy prop from the stage)
  4. Voice On (the turning on of off-stage sound equipment)
  5. Voice Over (an off-stage voice that narrates the on-stage action)

7. In the world of professional playwriting, which of the following usually occurs before a play is mounted in a full production?

Answers:

  1. It is staged on an empty stage.
  2. It is published in paperback.
  3. It goes through a development stage that includes professional ‘readings’.
  4. A read-through of the play is broadcast on the radio.
  5. c and d
  6. None of the above

8. In terms of online creative writing courses, which of the following statements is most reliable?

Answers:

  1. All online creative writing courses are scams that should be avoided in favour of a course that takes place in a classroom.
  2. An online course can be a good supplement and aid to the creative work you are already producing on your own or as part of a classroom workshop.
  3. Some online courses are better than others; the good ones involve learning materials, forums, chat rooms and interactive time with an actual teacher.
  4. b and c

9. How long does it generally take, from manuscript submission to final publication, for a non-fiction book to pass through the full editorial process and off-set (not digital) printing process?

Answers:

  1. from 3 to 6 weeks
  2. from 3 weeks to 3 months
  3. from 3 months to 1 year
  4. from 2 years to 10 years

10. What is an ‘analogy’?

Answers:

  1. The opposite of what is stated, often with ironic effect
  2. Composite word for a postscript, glossary, index or bibliography
  3. A comparison of two similar ideas or objects to make a point about the first one; a kind of comparative example
  4. The repetition of beginning consonant and vowel sounds in a line of poetry

11. In play or screenplay writing, what does the term ‘slug line’ refer to?

Answers:

  1. The scene heading
  2. The last line of the play
  3. A black line that divides scenes
  4. The play’s subtitle

12. What is “metonymy”?

Answers:

  1. A meteoric rise to success
  2. Same as ‘synonymous’
  3. Rhyming couplets
  4. A closely related word that is substituted for another word, object or idea
  5. Two words with exactly the same meaning

13. What is the primary purpose for writing a journal?

Answers:

  1. The writer’s own private use
  2. To promote as a form of writing to a local community
  3. To publish in print or online
  4. To share with family and friends

14. What is expressive writing (as opposed to expository or persuasive writing)?

Answers:

  1. Writing whose main aim is to succinctly describe an object in the world
  2. Argumentative writing with a rhetorical aim
  3. Writing whose main aim is to explore personal experiences and which is focused on the writer instead of on a subject or even on technical ‘correctness’ of expression
  4. Writing that expresses a political or social opinion
  5. b and d

15. The title page of a screenplay should contain which of the following?

Answers:

  1. A photograph of the author
  2. The title of the work and the author’s name and contact information
  3. A dedication, the author’s name, and the prologue
  4. The author’s home address and the beginning of the first scene

16. What is ‘personification’?

Answers:

  1. The endowment of inanimate objects or concepts with living qualities
  2. A person who resembles or behaves like an animal
  3. An animal with human-like attributes or behaviour
  4. A poem that resembles a person but does not actually include one
  5. All of the above

17. Which of the following best defines ‘journal writing’?

Answers:

  1. A written account of experiences, ideas or reflections kept regularly and usually for private use
  2. Writing articles to submit to newspapers
  3. Writing a journal-like diary or memoir specifically for publication
  4. All of the above

18. What is a ‘heroic couplet’?

Answers:

  1. The opening four lines of a poem
  2. A pair of rhymed lines in iambic pentameter
  3. The rhymed first and last lines of a poem
  4. Poetry in free verse with an epic or heroic subject matter

19. The greatest benefit of publishing online is _____________; the greatest drawback is _____________.

Answers:

  1. access to greater readership; not having a print presence (e.g., in bookstores)
  2. the speed of delivery; fewer sales
  3. affordability; that people don’t respect digital publishing
  4. There is no real difference between online and print publishing.

20. In all types of writing, the term ‘the hook’ refers to _____________.

Answers:

  1. a potentially dangerous prop used on stage
  2. the antagonist
  3. the main character in a play or screenplay
  4. a line or passage that captures the audience’s attention (originally a term borrowed from songwriting)

21. Is the following statement true or false?

Compared to writing plays, screenplays, and other forms of non-fiction, writing a journal is a superior form of artistic expression.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

22. What is a ‘rhetorical question’?

Answers:

  1. A question that doesn’t require an answer
  2. A question that contains a riddle
  3. A question that demands to be answered as quickly as possible
  4. A question that contains an argument
  5. A question with two different answers

23. In newspaper terminology (both print and online), what is a ‘masthead’ or ‘flag’?

Answers:

  1. A line of text similar to a headline but which appears at the end of an article
  2. A by-line
  3. A section usually printed on the editorial page that lists the publication’s name and address, and the names of the owners, editors, writers, staff And so on.
  4. A small flag attached to the front page

24. When an author writes a journal or diary and publishes it as a memoir, which of the following is potentially crucial to the credibility of the book?

Answers:

  1. That an author book tour take place
  2. That the author’s face be on the front and back cover
  3. That the book contain a website address for the publisher
  4. That it be clear from reading what is verifiable fact and what is potentially the author’s unreliable memory (i.e., that the line between reality and fantasy be clear)
  5. a and b

25. How is the copyright of a fiction or non-fiction work typically divided up?

Answers:

  1. Most copyright licenses or contracts last for seventy years after the author’s death.
  2. Randomly or by lottery
  3. By lots of ten years either in the Western world or east of the international date line
  4. By time and territory; i.e., in terms of regions of the world and the length of time for which the copyright is licensed

26. What is ‘rhetoric’?

Answers:

  1. Expressive writing as opposed to creative non-fiction
  2. Simple prose that doesn’t draw attention to itself
  3. Questions and statements mingled together
  4. Argumentative or persuasive language

27. In academic non-fiction, the ____________________ at the end of the book helps readers continue their study of the subject by directing them to similar works.

Answers:

  1. glossary
  2. index
  3. afterword
  4. bibliography and works cited pages

28. A college business paper would typically be considered an example of _______________ .

Answers:

  1. creative non-fiction
  2. fiction
  3. creative design
  4. non-fiction

29. What does ‘high concept’ mean in screenplay writing?

Answers:

  1. A simple premise that describes a proposed film in just a few sentences, often by juxtaposing two known ideas.
  2. A production with a large budget
  3. A very artistic, conceptual approach to filmmaking
  4. A complex idea that is turned into a relatively short film

30. Making journal entries at a specific time of day can help a writer discipline him or herself to maintain a diary or journal with some regularity.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

31. A manuscript that has been edited and proofread, that includes all images, and that is about to be published is said to be in the __________________ stage.

Answers:

  1. page proof
  2. editorial mark-up
  3. typesetting
  4. camera-ready copy

32. In screenplay terminology, the abbreviations ‘INT.’ and ‘EXT.’ mean ____________ and ___________ respectively.

Answers:

  1. inner, outer
  2. interior monologue, exterior speaker
  3. interior scene setting, external scene setting
  4. intermission, extra scene
  5. All of the above

33. Among writing professionals, which of the following are well-known programs for creating and editing screenplays?

Answers:

  1. DreamWriter and Final Draft
  2. First Draft and Second Draft
  3. DreamWeaver and Last Draft
  4. No Draft and Screenwriting Crew 101
  5. None of the above

34. Is the following statement true or false?

Editors will take a professional blog seriously as an example of someone’s writing skills, as long as the blog is regularly updated, clear and relevant.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

35. What is ‘bias’?

Answers:

  1. The similarity between ideas
  2. The negative feeling between two ideas in a work of journalistic non-fiction
  3. The specific tone of a work, or specific voice of the writer
  4. When an author prejudices the reader in favour of one side of a subject by not covering the topic fairly

36. Creative writing or blogging – especially when the format is interactive and allows comments or provides discussion rooms for readers to express their own views – is said to be a part of which of the following web generations?

Answers:

  1. Web pages
  2. WWW for Dummies
  3. The Internet 1.1
  4. Web 2.0
  5. All of the above

37. A/an ___________ is a short, traditional Japanese poem that contains three lines of five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

Answers:

  1. sonnet
  2. ode
  3. ottava rima
  4. haiku
  5. None of the above

38. In playwriting and theatre terminology, the term ;ad lib’ (from the Latin ad libitum, meaning in accordance with desire) refers to _________________.

Answers:

  1. dialogue or action that the actors make up, often on the spur of the moment
  2. the moment when an actor stumbles on his or her words
  3. what the prompt or cue person in the front row delivers to actors who forget their lines
  4. impromptu dancing in the middle of a play

39. In screenwriting, what does the abbreviation ‘O.C.’ stand for?

Answers:

  1. On Cue
  2. Off Cue
  3. Off Camera
  4. Off Curtain
  5. On Curtain
  6. All of the above

40. What does it mean to ‘green-light’ a project?

Answers:

  1. To temporarily delay a production
  2. To give the go-ahead to start a production
  3. That the production has made over $1 million
  4. That the production is a safety-related play about traffic lights

41. What is an ‘epic poem’?

Answers:

  1. An extended ballad containing quatrains
  2. Free verse
  3. A poem written in large print
  4. A poem in a tightly bound manuscript delivered in person
  5. A poem of considerable length, often dealing with heroic themes

42. Which of the following lists contains the names of people who are commonly regarded as great American playwrights?

Answers:

  1. Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller
  2. William Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlie Parker
  3. Arthur Miller, James Copeland, Henry James
  4. Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O’Connor

43. What is ‘objective truth’ as opposed to ‘subjective truth’?

Answers:

  1. Subjective truth is independently verifiable, whereas objective truth is dependent on a limited point of view.
  2. Objective truth is independently verifiable whereas subjective truth is dependent on a limited point of view.
  3. They are both the same.
  4. Objective truth is dependent on subjective truth.
  5. Objective truth involves two people, while subjective truth involves only one.

44. Which of the following best describes creative non-fiction?

Answers:

  1. Non-fiction with some fictional elements, such as invented dialogue
  2. Non-fiction told like a short story or written like a novel
  3. Non-fiction stories written in the form of poems or plays
  4. None of the above
  5. All of the above

45. What is ‘elision’?

Answers:

  1. The sliding of one consonant into another
  2. The repetition of certain vowels in a line of poetry
  3. Stanzas with exactly the same number of lines
  4. The omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to maintain the poetry’s metre

46. Creating an impressive website on which to post creative work is more important than the quality of the creative work itself.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

47. Which of the following is usually required when submitting non-fiction to a literary agent or publishing editor?

Answers:

  1. The entire work without a synopsis
  2. An outline, chapter synopsis, and the opening chapters
  3. A telephone call followed by the entire work
  4. A formal meeting in which you present the entire work

48. How is a biography different from a memoir?

Answers:

  1. Biographies are more detailed than memoirs and require names and dates to be provided.
  2. A memoir is fiction, while a biography is non-fiction.
  3. A memoir is written by the author about him or herself, while a biography is written by an author about someone else.
  4. A biography is meant for personal use, while a memoir is meant to be published.
  5. There is no real difference between the two.

49. What is ‘assonance’?

Answers:

  1. A stanza in which the lines follow ABCD format
  2. Stupid behaviour
  3. The repetition of vowel sounds
  4. Three or more consonants in a row

50. When staging a play, what does the abbreviation ‘SPFX’ stand for?

Answers:

  1. Special Entrance
  2. Special Effects
  3. Second Prompter
  4. Special Affects
  5. Extra Speaker

51. What does it mean if a play script is said to be ‘unsolicited’?

Answers:

  1. It has been sent back from the production company to the playwright.
  2. It has been sent upon request, usually from the playwright to the production company.
  3. It has been sent without a specific request, usually from the playwright to the production company.
  4. It is either too short or too long.
  5. a, b and c

52. Which of the following is NOT a movie genre?

Answers:

  1. Horror
  2. Cartoon
  3. Legal Thriller
  4. Romantic Comedy

53. Is it better to present creative work (such as a non-fiction book) on a single Web page, or to spread it out over several pages?

Answers:

  1. It depends on the work: a very short work could fit on one page, but a non-fiction book would be better spread across multiple pages (e.g., a chapter per page).
  2. Always present a creative work on one page so as not to interrupt the flow.
  3.  Always spread a creative work, no matter its length, across several pages; doing so will generate more URLs and, therefore, a larger readership.
  4. Regardless of its length, a whole work should never be published online.

54. What does it mean if a screenplay is ‘optioned’ by a television or film production company?

Answers:

  1. The exclusive right to purchase the screenplay at some time in the future has been bought.
  2. The screenplay has been bought and will definitely be made into a film, and the screenwriter will receive a royalty.
  3. The screenplay has been partially bought and will now pass through re-writes before being returned to the screenwriter for a final polish.
  4. The screenplay will be resold to another film or television company.

55. The Internet is a good source of famous works of literature and non-fiction, which are often available free in fully downloadable or full-text online formats.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

56. Which of the following lists contains titles that are regarded as successful examples of sophisticated Hollywood screenplays?

Answers:

  1. Jaws IV, Plan B from Outer Space, Cheers
  2. Chinatown, American Beauty, Schindler’s List
  3. Mike’s World, The Bad Barber Shop, Back in 5 Minutes
  4. Roseanne, Cheers, Seinfeld, Deep Impact

57. You can publish online the non-fiction work of another author as long as that work is out of copyright.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

58. In screenplay writing, the abbreviation ‘b.g.’ stands for ____________ .

Answers:

  1. background
  2. big gun
  3. beautiful generation
  4. big gap
  5. None of the above

59. Which of the following considerations is most important when keeping a personal journal?

Answers:

  1. That you write regularly, regardless of how you choose to express your thoughts and feelings
  2. That the grammar and punctuation be accurate
  3. That the sections be all the same length
  4. That you eventually submit it to a literary agent

60. The phrase ‘The tree’s dark fingers reached out for him’ demonstrates the use of which of the following literary devices?

Answers:

  1. Simile
  2. Metaphor
  3. Alliteration
  4. Mimesis

61. What is a ‘pun’?

Answers:

  1. A bucket for audience tips
  2. A so-called ‘play on words’, or the comic use of a single word with two or more meanings
  3. A stage prompt
  4. A character foil

62. In theatre terminology, a ‘curtain call’ is the moment when ______________ .

Answers:

  1. the playwright is personally thanked onstage
  2. the audience stands and pulls down the curtains with great excitement
  3. the cast of the play take a bow on stage
  4. the audience leaves in disgust, calling out their disapproval

63. Why is it important to get the facts correct in non-fiction writing?

Answers:

  1. It is less important than one might think; many non-fiction books are published with factual errors.
  2. It is important because the credibility of the author and publisher are reflected in the reliability of factual claims made in the book.
  3. It is less important than one might think; the work may contain a mixture of verifiable facts and approximate facts or guesswork by the author.
  4. It is important because sales will be higher if there is more fictional content, even in a non-fiction book.

64. In terms of theatre staff, who is the ‘Artistic Director’?

Answers:

  1. A painter and decorator who designs the sets for a play
  2. The playwright, once he or she enters the theatre for rehearsal
  3. A theater company’s chief artistic officer, usually the last person who decides on a script before green-lighting production
  4.  The lead actor, who often has some creative control

65. What is ‘falling metre’?

Answers:

  1. Metrical feet in a line that move from stressed to unstressed syllables
  2. Metrical feet in a line that move from unstressed to stressed syllables
  3. Same as alliteration
  4. Free verse
  5. All of the above

66. When translated to the screen, a screenplay of 150 pages will generally run for how long?

Answers:

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. 1.5 hours
  3. 2 hours
  4. 3 hours
  5. 1.75 hours

67. What is ‘free verse’?
Answers:

  1. Epic verse
  2. Poetry that is given away free with longer works
  3. More modern poetry with no prescribed pattern or structure
  4. Rhyming couplets
  5. None of the above

68. When writing an authentic journal for private use or publication, which of the following is a good idea?

Answers:

  1. Trying to prompt your audience or reader into liking the narrative voice
  2. Imitating a known writer as much as possible
  3. Developing a specific and genuine narrative voice, whether the work will be published or not
  4. Varying the narrative voice from section to section depending on whether you feel the work can be published or not

69. What is an ‘indie’ production company?

Answers:

  1. One based in the state of Indiana, USA
  2. A production company that is independent of major studio financing
  3. A production company that has a certain youth appeal, but that is still backed by a major studio
  4. A theatrical production based on the Indiana Jones films

70. In theatre terminology, what does ‘stage left’ mean?

Answers:

  1. The last point at which an actor left the stage
  2. The left side of the stage from the audience’s point of view
  3. The left side of the stage from the actor’s point of view
  4. It varies depending on the perspective of the actor

71. Which of the following is crucial for maintaining a journal with some regularity?

Answers:

  1. Keeping the journal locked
  2. Making entries whenever the mood hits
  3.  Making daily entries in different colours
  4. Having someone read the journal
  5. Continuous motivation over a long period of time

72. In any creative endeavour, what is meant by the term ‘development hell’?

Answers:

  1. The initiation of a period of development that lasts 3-6 months
  2. The end of a long development process at which point the decision is made NOT to proceed to production
  3. A play that involves satanic elements, or a comic visit to hell itself
  4. The period of frustrating delay that can occur when the development process lasts too long

73. Which of the following is NOT a type of personal journal writing?

Answers:

  1. Dream book or log
  2. Diary or memoir
  3. Electronic journal
  4. Spiritual or personal growth journal
  5. Short story collection
  6. Autobiography or life writing

74. In terms of editorial work at a publishing house, which of the following statements about fiction versus non-fiction is true?

Answers:

  1. The two genres are usually handled by the same editor.
  2. Other than the fact that one genre is “true” and one is “untrue,” there is very little difference
  3. tween the two.
  4. Non-fiction requires fewer stages of correction.
  5. Non-fiction requires a fact-checker and may also need to have illustrations or photographs sourced.

75. It’s a good idea to write a journal on a word processor rather than in a notebook because ____________ .

Answers:

  1. a word processor allows you to make multiple copies and reduces the risk of losing your writing
  2. your computer is less likely to get stolen
  3. if you ever try to get your writing published, it is already in a typeset format
  4. a and c
  5. None of the above

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Upwork English Language

Creative Writing Test – Non-fiction (U.S. Version) 2016

Published by:

1. Making journal entries at a specific time of day can help a writer discipline him or herself to maintain a diary or journal with some regularity.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

2. What is “iambic pentameter”?

Answers:

  1. The five beats at the end of a five-line stanza
  2. A traditional form of rising meter consisting of lines of five iambic feet (i.e., ten syllables total)
  3. All Shakespearean-style poetry
  4. Christopher Marlowe’s “heroic line”
  5. a and d

3. In screenplay terminology, the abbreviations “INT.” and “EXT.” mean ____________ and ___________ respectively.

Answers:

  1. inner, outer
  2. interior monologue, exterior speaker
  3. interior scene setting, exterior scene setting
  4. intermission, extra scene
  5. All of the above

4. Which of the following is usually required when submitting non-fiction to a literary agent or publishing editor?

Answers:

  1. The entire work without a synopsis
  2. An outline, chapter synopsis, and the opening chapters
  3. A telephone call followed by the entire work
  4. A formal meeting in which you present the entire work

5. In playwriting or screenwriting, what does the term “slug line” refer to?

Answers:

  1. It tells that the story has changed in location or time
  2. A black line that divides scenes
  3. The last line of the play
  4. The play’s subtitle

6. What is a “rhetorical question”?

Answers:

  1. A question that doesn’t require an answer
  2. A question that contains a riddle
  3. A question that demands to be answered as quickly as possible
  4. A question that contains an argument
  5. A question with two different answers

7. In all types of writing, the term “the hook” refers to _____________.

Answers:

  1. a potentially dangerous prop used on stage
  2. the antagonist
  3. the main character in a play or screenplay
  4. a line or passage that captures the audience’s attention (originally a term borrowed from songwriting)

8. In academic non-fiction, the ____________________ at the end of the book helps readers continue their study of the subject by directing them to similar works.

Answers:

  1. glossary
  2. index
  3. afterword
  4. bibliography and works cited pages

9. When staging a play, what does the abbreviation “SPFX” stand for?

Answers:

  1. Special Entrance
  2. Special Effects
  3. Second Prompter
  4. Special Affects
  5. Extra Speaker

10. In terms of editorial work at a publishing house, which of the following statements about fiction versus non-fiction is true?

Answers:

  1. The two genres are usually handled by the same editor.
  2. Other than the fact that one genre is “true” and one is “untrue,” there is very little difference between the two.
  3. Non-fiction requires fewer stages of correction.
  4. Non-fiction requires a fact-checker and may also need to have illustrations or photographs sourced.

11. In theatre terminology, what does “stage left” mean?

Answers:

  1. The last point at which an actor left the stage
  2. The left side of the stage from the audience’s point of view
  3. The left side of the stage from the actor’s point of view
  4. It varies depending on the perspective of the actor

12. What does it mean to “green-light” a project?

Answers:

  1. To temporarily delay a production
  2. To give the go-ahead to start a production
  3. That the production has made over $1 million
  4. That the production is a safety-related play about traffic lights

13. Creating an impressive website on which to post creative work is more important than the quality of the creative work itself.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

14. Which of the following lists contains the names of people who are commonly regarded as great American playwrights?

Answers:

  1. Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller
  2. William Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlie Parker
  3. Arthur Miller, James Copeland, Henry James
  4. Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O’Connor

15. A fiction writer cannot successfully write non-fiction as well.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

16. In a play script, what does the abbreviation “V.O.” stand for?

Answers:

  1. Vehicle On (the use of heavy props on stage)
  2. Voice Off (an off-stage voice that falls silent when that character is on stage)
  3. Vehicle Off (the removal of a heavy prop from the stage)
  4. Voice On (the turning on of off-stage sound equipment)
  5. Voice Over (an off-stage voice that narrates the on-stage action)

17. What is “falling meter”?

Answers:

  1. Metrical feet in a line that move from stressed to unstressed syllables
  2. Metrical feet in a line that move from unstressed to stressed syllables
  3. Same as alliteration
  4. Free verse
  5. All of the above

18. Creative writing or blogging – especially when the format is interactive and allows comments or provides discussion rooms for readers to express their own views – is said to be a part of which of the following web generations?

Answers:

  1. Web pages
  2. WWW for Dummies
  3. The Internet 1.1
  4. Web 2.0
  5. All of the above

19. Which of the following is NOT a type of personal journal writing?

Answers:

  1. Dream book or log
  2. Diary or memoir
  3. Electronic journal
  4. Spiritual or personal growth journal
  5. Short story collection
  6. Autobiography or life writing

20. Why is it important to get the facts correct in non-fiction writing?

Answers:

  1. It is less important than one might think; many non-fiction books are published with factual errors.
  2. It is important because the credibility of the author and publisher are reflected in the reliability of factual claims made in the book.
  3. It is less important than one might think; the work may contain a mixture of verifiable facts and approximate facts or guesswork by the author.
  4. It is important because sales will be higher if there is more fictional content, even in a non-fiction book.

21. A/an ___________ is a short, traditional Japanese poem that contains three lines of five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

Answers:

  1. sonnet
  2. ode
  3. ottava rima
  4. haiku
  5. None of the above

22. Which of the following is the main font and size used in the U.S. by both print publishers and the Hollywood film industry?

Answers:

  1. Times New Roman 13
  2. Courier New 12
  3. Garamond 12
  4. Arial 12-14
  5. All of the above

23. In terms of theatre staff, who is the “Artistic Director”?

Answers:

  1. A painter and decorator who designs the sets for a play
  2. The playwright, once he or she enters the theatre for rehearsal
  3. A theater company’s chief artistic officer, usually the last person who decides on a script before green-lighting production
  4. The lead actor, who often has some creative control

24. Which of the following lists contains titles that are regarded as successful examples of sophisticated Hollywood screenplays?

Answers:

  1. Jaws IV, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Cheers
  2. Chinatown, American Beauty, Schindler’s List
  3. Mike’s World, The Bad Barber Shop, Back in 5 Minutes
  4. Roseanne, Cheers, Seinfeld, Deep Impact

25. What is an “analogy”?

Answers:

  1. The opposite of what is stated, often with ironic effect
  2. Composite word for a postscript, glossary, index or bibliography
  3. A comparison of two similar ideas or objects to make a point about the first one; a kind of comparative example
  4. The repetition of beginning consonant and vowel sounds in a line of poetry

26. Regarding the inclusion of creative expression in non-fiction writing, which of the following statements is most true?

Answers:

  1. Non-fiction writing should always be factually verifiable, but that does not preclude creative style or expression as long as the creative expression serves an overall purpose of conveying facts, information, and learning.
  2. Non-fiction is required to be only 75% truthful; the remainder can be given over to creative expression.
  3. Non-fiction should always aim to be as creative and imaginative as fiction, occasionally at the cost of verifiable truth.
  4. None of the above

27. What is “free verse”?

Answers:

  1. Epic verse
  2. Poetry that is given away free with longer works
  3. More modern poetry with no prescribed pattern or structure
  4. Rhyming couplets
  5. None of the above

28. Which of the following is NOT a movie genre?

Answers:

  1. Horror
  2. Cartoon
  3. Legal Thriller
  4. Romantic Comedy

29. Which of the following is a good technique for presenting your creative writing online?

Answers:

  1. Restricting your work to either a blog or a website – having both is always confusing
  2. Placing sample opening chapters on a highly visual website that is interlinked with blogs and discussion boards to draw attention to your work
  3. Putting the entire work online
  4. Placing your work online anonymously

30. What does “high concept” mean in screenplay writing?

Answers:

  1. A simple premise that describes a proposed film in just a few sentences, often by juxtaposing two known ideas
  2. A production with a large budget
  3. A very artistic, conceptual approach to filmmaking
  4. A complex idea that is turned into a relatively short film

31. How long does it generally take, from manuscript submission to final publication, for a non-fiction book to pass through the full editorial process and off-set (not digital) printing process?

Answers:

  1. from 3 to 6 weeks
  2. from 3 weeks to 3 months
  3. from 3 months to 1 year
  4. from 2 years to 10 years

32. What is the greatest potential hazard of putting your creative writing online?

Answers:

  1. Someone will plagiarize your words and potentially publish them as his or her own.
  2. People will cease to respect your creative work.
  3. You will not be able to get your work published in print format in the future.
  4. You will lose sales.

33. In the world of professional playwriting, which of the following usually occur(s) before a play is mounted in a full production?

Answers:

  1. It is staged on an empty stage.
  2. It is published in paperback.
  3. It goes through a development stage that includes professional “readings”.
  4. A read-through of the play is broadcast on the radio.
  5. c and d
  6. None of the above

34. Which of the following is the closest definition of the expression “high concept” as it is applied in the field of screenplay writing?

Answers:

  1. A simple premise that describes a proposed film in just a few sentences, often by juxtaposing two known ideas
  2. A production with a large budget
  3. A very artistic, conceptual approach to filmmaking
  4. A complex idea that is turned into a relatively short film

35. Is the following statement true or false?

If you want to write character blurbs for graphic novels, you must be an illustrator as well as a writer.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

36. What is “bias”?

Answers:

  1. The similarity between ideas
  2. The negative feeling between two ideas in a work of journalistic non-fiction
  3. The specific tone of a work, or specific voice of the writer
  4. When an author prejudices the reader in favor of one side of a subject by not covering the topic fairly

37. Which of the following is the recommended length for a screenplay when submitting to production companies?

Answers:

  1. 80-125 pages
  2. 60-80 pages
  3. 100-180 pages
  4. Any length, as it can always be abridged or expanded

38. In terms of online creative writing courses, which of the following statements is most reliable?

Answers:

  1. All online creative writing courses are scams that should be avoided in favor of a course that takes place in a classroom.
  2. An online course can be a good supplement and aid to the creative work you are already producing on your own or as part of a classroom workshop.
  3. Some online courses are better than others; the good ones involve learning materials, forums, chat rooms, and interactive time with an actual teacher.
  4. b and c

39. What is the primary purpose for writing a journal?

Answers:

  1. The writer’s own private use
  2. To promote as a form of writing to a local community
  3. To publish in print or online
  4. To share with family and friends

40. In the world of professional playwriting, which of the following usually occurs before a play is mounted in a full production?

Answers:

  1. It is staged on an empty stage.
  2. It is published in paperback.
  3. It goes through a development stage that includes professional “readings.”
  4. A read-through of the play is broadcast on the radio.
  5. c and d
  6. None of the above

41. What is a “pun”?

Answers:

  1. A bucket for audience tips
  2. A so-called “play on words,” or the comic use of a single word with two or more meanings
  3. A stage prompt
  4. A character foil

42. The phrase “The tree’s dark fingers reached out for him” demonstrates the use of which of the following literary devices?

Answers:

  1. Simile
  2. Metaphor
  3. Alliteration
  4. Personification

43. In playwriting and theatre terminology, the term “ad lib” (from the Latin ad libitum, meaning in accordance with desire) refers to _________________.

Answers:

  1. dialogue or action that the actors make up, often on the spur of the moment
  2. the moment when an actor stumbles on his or her words
  3. what the prompt or cue person in the front row delivers to actors who forget their lines
  4. impromptu dancing in the middle of a play

44. When an author writes a journal or diary and publishes it as a memoir, which of the following is potentially crucial to the credibility of the book?

Answers:

  1. That an author book tour take place
  2. That the author’s face be on the front and back cover
  3. That the book contain a website address for the publisher
  4. That it be clear from reading what is verifiable fact and what is potentially the author’s unreliable memory (i.e., that the line between reality and fantasy be clear)
  5. a and b

45. What is “rhetoric”?

Answers:

  1. Expressive writing as opposed to creative non-fiction
  2. Simple prose that doesn’t draw attention to itself
  3. Questions and statements mingled together
  4. Argumentative or persuasive language

46. What is “metonymy”?

Answers:

  1. A meteoric rise to success
  2. Same as “synonymous”
  3. Rhyming couplets
  4. A closely related word that is substituted for another word, object, or idea
  5. Two words with exactly the same meaning

47. Among writing professionals, which of the following are well-known programs for creating and editing screenplays?

Answers:

  1. Movie Magic Screenwriter and Final Draft
  2. First Draft and Second Draft
  3. DreamWeaver and Last Draft
  4. No Draft and Screenwriting Crew 101
  5. None of the above

48. What is an “epic poem”?

Answers:

  1. An extended ballad containing quatrains
  2. Free verse
  3. A poem written in large print
  4. A poem in a tightly bound manuscript delivered in person
  5. A poem of considerable length, often dealing with heroic themes

49. A college business paper would typically be considered an example of _______________ .

Answers:

  1. creative non-fiction
  2. fiction
  3. creative design
  4. non-fiction

50. Which of the following considerations is most important when keeping a personal journal?

Answers:

  1. That you write regularly, regardless of how you choose to express your thoughts and feelings
  2. That the grammar and punctuation be accurate
  3. That the sections be all the same length
  4. That you eventually submit it to a literary agent

51. Which of the following best defines “journal writing”?

Answers:

  1. A written account of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly and usually for private use
  2. Writing articles to submit to newspapers
  3. Writing a journal-like diary or memoir specifically for publication
  4. All of the above

52. In theatre terminology, a “curtain call” is the moment when ______________ .

Answers:

  1. the playwright is personally thanked onstage
  2. the audience stands and pulls down the curtains with great excitement
  3. the cast of the play take a bow on stage
  4. the audience leaves in disgust, calling out their disapproval

53. In any creative endeavor, what is meant by the term “development hell”?

Answers:

  1. The initiation of a period of development that lasts 3-6 months
  2. The end of a long development process at which point the decision is made NOT to proceed to production
  3. A play that involves satanic elements, or a comic visit to hell itself
  4. The period of frustrating delay that can occur when the development process lasts too long

54. Which of the following is crucial for maintaining a journal with some regularity?

Answers:

  1. Keeping the journal locked
  2. Making entries whenever the mood hits
  3. Making daily entries in different colors
  4. Having someone read the journal
  5. Continuous motivation over a long period of time

55. How is the copyright of a fiction or non-fiction work typically divided up?

Answers:

  1. Most copyright licenses or contracts last for seventy years after the author’s death.
  2. Randomly or by lottery
  3. By lots of ten years either in the Western world or east of the international date line
  4. By time and territory; i.e., in terms of regions of the world and the length of time for which the copyright is licensed

56. What is “elision”?

Answers:

  1. The sliding of one consonant into another
  2. The repetition of certain vowels in a line of poetry
  3. Stanzas with exactly the same number of lines
  4. The omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to maintain the poetry’s meter

57. Is the following statement true or false?

Editors will take a professional blog seriously as an example of someone’s writing skills, as long as the blog is regularly updated, clear, and relevant.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

58. Which of the following best describes creative non-fiction?

Answers:

  1. Non-fiction with some fictional elements, such as invented dialogue
  2. Non-fiction told like a short story or written like a novel
  3. Non-fiction stories written in the form of poems or plays
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above

59. What is “objective truth” as opposed to “subjective truth”?

Answers:

  1. Subjective truth is independently verifiable, whereas objective truth is dependent on a limited point of view.
  2. Objective truth is independently verifiable whereas subjective truth is dependent on a limited point of view.
  3. They are both the same.
  4. Objective truth is dependent on subjective truth.
  5. Objective truth involves two people, while subjective truth involves only one.

60. You can publish online the non-fiction work of another author as long as that work is out of copyright.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

61. In screenwriting, what does the abbreviation “O.C.” stand for?

Answers:

  1. On Cue
  2. Off Cue
  3. Off Camera
  4. Off Curtain
  5. On Curtain
  6. All of the above

62. What is a “heroic couplet”?

Answers:

  1. The opening four lines of a poem
  2. A pair of rhymed lines in iambic pentameter
  3. The rhymed first and last lines of a poem
  4. Poetry in free verse with an epic or heroic subject matter

63. What does it mean if a screenplay is “optioned” by a television or film production company?

Answers:

  1. The screenplay has been bought and will be put into development; it may or may not be made into a full production.
  2. The screenplay has been bought and will definitely be made into a film, and the screenwriter will receive a royalty.
  3. The screenplay has been partially bought and will now pass through re-writes before being returned to the screenwriter for a final polish.
  4. The screenplay will be resold to another film or television company.

64. In screenplay writing, the abbreviation “b.g.” stands for ____________ .

Answers:

  1. background
  2. big gun
  3. beautiful generation
  4. big gap
  5. None of the above

65. When translated to the screen, a screenplay of 150 pages will generally run for how long?

Answers:

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. 1.5 hours
  3. 2 hours
  4. 3 hours
  5. 1.75 hours

66. What is an “indie” production company?

Answers:

  1. One based in the state of Indiana
  2. A production company that is independent of major studio financing
  3. A production company that has a certain youth appeal, but that is still backed by a major studio
  4. A theatrical production based on the Indiana Jones films

67. What is expressive writing (as opposed to expository or persuasive writing)?

Answers:

  1. Writing whose main aim is to succinctly describe an object in the world
  2. Argumentative writing with a rhetorical aim
  3. Writing whose main aim is to explore personal experiences and which is focused on the writer instead of on a subject or even on technical “correctness” of expression
  4. Writing that expresses a political or social opinion
  5. b and d

68. How is a biography different from a memoir?

Answers:

  1. Biographies are more detailed than memoirs and require names and dates to be provided.
  2. A memoir is fiction, while a biography is non-fiction.
  3. A memoir is written by the author about him or herself, while a biography is written by an author about someone else.
  4. A biography is meant for personal use, while a memoir is meant to be published.
  5. There is no real difference between the two.

69. What is a “quatrain”?

Answers:

  1. A four-line stanza or grouping of four lines of verse
  2. A two-line stanza written in free verse
  3. The last quarter of a poem, rounded to the nearest stanza
  4. The four parts of any work of art
  5. b and d

70. What does it mean if a play script is said to be “unsolicited”?

Answers:

  1. It has been sent back from the production company to the playwright.
  2. It has been sent upon request, usually from the playwright to the production company.
  3. It has been sent without a specific request, usually from the playwright to the production company.
  4. It is either too short or too long.
  5. a, b, and c

71. The title page of a screenplay should contain which of the following?

Answers:

  1. A photograph of the author
  2. The title of the work and the author’s name and contact information
  3. A dedication, the author’s name, and the prologue
  4. The author’s home address and the beginning of the first scene

72. When writing an authentic journal for private use or publication, which of the following is a good idea?

Answers:

  1. Trying to prompt your audience or reader into liking the narrative voice
  2. Imitating a known writer as much as possible
  3. Developing a specific and genuine narrative voice, whether the work will be published or not
  4. Varying the narrative voice from section to section depending on whether you feel the work can be published or not

73. What is “assonance”?

Answers:

  1. A stanza in which the lines follow ABCD format
  2. Stupid behavior
  3. The repetition of vowel sounds
  4. Three or more consonants in a row

74. The Internet is a good source of famous works of literature and non-fiction, which are often available free in fully downloadable or full-text online formats.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

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Creative Writing Test – Fiction (UK Version) 2016

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1. A good novel or novella often has __________ points of view.

Answers:

  1. one or more
  2. five
  3. ten
  4. half a dozen from different genders

2. In fiction writing, ‘foreshadowing’ is a term for __________________.

Answers:

  1. the shadows that lurk in the back of a character’s mind
  2. the clues in the narrative that give an indication of or pre-empt the future plot or story
  3. the tying up of all loose ends at the end of the story
  4. the rebels in a gothic horror story
  5. None of the above

3. What is creative non-fiction?

Answers:

  1. Same as non-fiction
  2. Fiction with some fact
  3. Non-fiction writing that uses creative techniques often associated with fiction writing
  4. Half fact, half fiction, in certain agreed ratios
  5. a and c

4. What is a mythological story, or myth?

Answers:

  1. The story of a real historical event or person
  2. A story that is set in a faraway, fairy-tale land
  3. A story set in the future from which we can better understand the present
  4. A story that carries deeper meaning, often offering a symbolic interpretation of mankind, nature, and the wider world in a universal context

5. Which of the following is not a commonly acknowledged genre in novel writing?

Answers:

  1. Mystery
  2. Thriller
  3. Horror
  4. Crime
  5. Love

6. A story is often said to have three parts: a beginning, a middle and an end. What are these parts sometimes called?

Answers:

  1. The premise, the pause and the demise
  2. The run-up, the walk-on and the run-off
  3. The leap, the steady and the fall
  4. The exposition, the middle section and the denouement

7. According to Ernest Hemingway’s “iceberg theory” for determining the power of a narrative and the impression it makes on a reader, which of the following statements is most true?

Answers:

  1. Most of the story’s effect should be below the surface and conveyed by relatively fewer words on the page.
  2. More words should be used on the page, with the effect on the reader being reduced.
  3. Stories should be cold and always have selfish characters.
  4. All of the above

8. The term “onomatopoeia” refers to the formation of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. Given that, which of the following character names is onomatopoeic?

Answers:

  1. Mr. Tall, the banker
  2. Mr. Swish, the broom maker
  3. Mr. Hungry, the baker
  4. Mr. Legs, the sprinter

9. Literary agents usually have _________ clients or authors on their client list.

Answers:

  1. 1-5
  2. 1-10
  3. 1-100
  4. 1-200
  5. None of the above: the number of clients can vary a great deal.

10. In fiction writing, a ‘foil’ is ______________.

Answers:

  1. the fundamental and usually universal concept expressed through the story
  2. the protagonist
  3. the hurried dialogue between two characters that expresses frustration or unhappiness
  4. the antagonist
  5. a character who calls attention, by contrast, to the good qualities or traits of the protagonist or other characters

11. The term ‘irony’ refers to ________________.

Answers:

  1. the moment a character becomes angry or extremely irate
  2. the discrepancy or incongruity between what is meant and what is actually said, which often results in a wry contrast
  3. the moment a speaker means every word he or she says and wants to be taken literally
  4. a theme centred on irons, fire irons, or tire irons
  5. b and c
  6. None of the above

12. In fiction writing, a ‘caricature’ is ______________.

Answers:

  1. a character from the past
  2. a character who is larger than life
  3. a character whose behaviour or mannerisms are exaggerated for comic relief, as in a visual cartoon
  4. a drawing of the main character

13. Fiction that is published online is usually called _______________.

Answers:

  1. PC fiction
  2. long fiction
  3. flash or flashy fiction<>/span<
  4. digital fiction
  5. b and d

14. The term ‘writer’s block’ refers to ______________ .

Answers:

  1. the moments when a writer gets ‘stuck’ and finds it difficult to continue writing a particular work or story
  2. the division between chapters in a book where white space is present on half a page
  3. a metallic block writers use for inspiration and to generate new ideas
  4. an author’s finished book

15. ___________ is a method by which an author enters into a contract with a publishing company, at the author’s expense, to have his or her manuscript printed in book form.

Answers:

  1. E-publishing through the author’s own website
  2. Professional journaling
  3. Self-publishing
  4. A query letter
  5. Third-party printing

16. What is copy-editing?

Answers:

  1. Editing a text by making notes on a separate sheet of paper and ensuring that there are three spare copies of the manuscript
  2. Copying the entire text in case it gets lost
  3. Marking up a manuscript with symbols that communicate to a typesetter, editor or author how to change the manuscript
  4. Copying and editing the manuscript, and then repeating the process twice
  5. None of the above

17. A full-length work in which characters appear in cartoon form, but that is usually written for an adult audience, is called _______________.

Answers:

  1. pulp fiction
  2. an autobiography
  3. a graphic novel
  4. a comic strip
  5. c and d

18. In fiction writing, the term ‘persona’ refers to ________________.

Answers:

  1. a person in the story who has morphed into multiple people
  2. the moment at which a character takes the action very personally
  3. the entire cast of characters
  4. the voice adopted by the author to tell the story, which may or may not be like the real author’s voice

19. A line break in a story is often associated with what kind of change in the action or narrative?

Answers:

  1. A change in tense
  2. A change in tension
  3. A change in time or space
  4. A breaking and entering
  5. A break for comedy / tragedy

20. In terms of “show versus tell”, which of the following is preferable when structuring a story?

Answers:

  1. Having more tell than show
  2. Having more show than tell
  3. Having about the same amount of show as tell
  4. Having twice as much tell as show

21. In fiction writing, ‘setting’ refers to ___________.

Answers:

  1. the tone in which the author writes the story
  2. the time, place, and circumstances of the story
  3. how the story is typeset on the page
  4. the time at which the story takes place, but not the specific place

22. Which of the following genres of writing is the least likely to have a sub-plot?

Answers:

  1. A fairy tale
  2. A novella
  3. A short story
  4. A novel in verse
  5. Flash fiction

23. If a novel is poorly plotted, what is most likely wrong with it?

Answers:

  1. The overall story is too long.
  2. The story is too simple.
  3. The characters are not believable and are hard to like.
  4. The events, story and characters do not integrate well or are over-written, exaggerated or unbelievable, and/or there are factual errors.
  5. It is plodding and dull.
  6. a, b and d

24. A print run is _____________ .

Answers:

  1. the printing of a book that occurs at one particular time and for a determined number of copies
  2. the printed copies of a book that are quickly distributed to the bookstores
  3. the reprinting of titles that have sold out at the retail stores
  4. the author’s term for a particular kind of editing that assures good quality printing

25. The in-house departments at a publishing company are commonly called Production, Marketing, Sales, Design, Finance/Accounting and _________ .

Answers:

  1. Self-promotion
  2. Author/Writer
  3. Editorial
  4. Micro-management
  5. Distribution

26. The ‘climax’ of a story is ____________________ .

Answers:

  1. the very ending
  2. the very middle
  3. the highest point in the story or conflict just before potential resolution
  4. a sequel to a work
  5. All of the above

27. Which of the following is commonly regarded as the most essential ingredient of a dramatic plot?

Answers:

  1. Conflict
  2. Harmony
  3. Moral characters doing bad things
  4. Immoral characters doing good things

28. If editorial work is done in-house, it would most likely be carried out by which of the following people?

Answers:

  1. A freelancer
  2. The publisher
  3. The managing director
  4. A desk editor
  5. An intern

29. The overuse of _________________ should be avoided in fiction writing because it can lead to weak, unrealistic, and ineffective prose.

Answers:

  1. nouns and verbs
  2. chapters and paragraphs
  3. adjectives and adverbs
  4. beginnings and endings
  5. All of the above

30. What are page proofs?

Answers:

  1. The individual pages of a book in the publishing process that are still in draft format and that the author, editor, and typesetter mark up for possible changes
  2. The proofreading marks that appear on the pages of an almost-finished book or publication
  3. The watermarks on the copyright, introduction, and contents pages
  4. The final, proofread, camera-ready pages that are being sent to press

31. Is the following sentence true or false?

When you agree to first UK serial rights, you give a publisher the first right to publish your work in serial form only in the UK; they would have to negotiate any other rights separately.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

32. A pseudonym is ______________ .

Answers:

  1. a ballpoint pen
  2. a specific editorial deletion method
  3. a pen name, or the name under which a writer is published
  4. a novel’s release date
  5. the term for pulping old books

33. Which of the following statements best illustrates the primary purpose of writing dialogue?

Answers:

  1. Dialogue shares information by narrating the story.
  2. Dialogue is less important than other aspects of story-telling such as setting, theme, and characterization.
  3. Dialogue propels the plot forward through a character’s actions rather than through his words.
  4. Dialogue reflects the speaking voice of the character.

34. A book that sells in great numbers and makes the top-selling lists of major newspapers is often called a ____________ .

Answers:

  1. major success
  2. big-time book
  3. bestseller
  4. bank-breaker
  5. publisher’s lunch
  6. dime-store novel

35. Publishing companies are often called publishing ___________ .

Answers:

  1. super-conglomerates
  2. corporations
  3. houses
  4. cottages
  5. None of the above

36. What is the difference between a closed plot and an open plot?

Answers:

  1. An open plot involves marriage at the end, while a closed plot involves murder.
  2. An open plot is one in which conflict is resolved at the end, while a closed plot is one in which conflict is not resolved.
  3. A closed plot is one in which conflict is resolved at the end, while an open plot is one in which conflict is not resolved.
  4. There is no difference between an open and closed plot.

37. A flashback is _____________________ .

Answers:

  1. a brighter, more positive moment for a character or for the tone of the story as a whole
  2. a flashy sequence during which the style of writing becomes disjointed, similar to modernist writing
  3. a section in which the narrative goes back in time, often within the mind of a character, to events preceding the current action
  4. a section of narrative immediately following a flash-forward

38. In fiction writing, the term ‘allusion’ refers to _______________.

Answers:

  1. the dark tone of a narrative
  2. the alternating movement between comedy and tragedy in a narrative
  3. an instance in which a speaker’s words are meant to mean the opposite of their literal meaning, or when the speaker’s words are undermined by the narrator
  4. an indirect historical or cultural reference made by the writer or one of his characters in a narrative

39. According to the old adage about making every significant detail count, if a gun is placed on the wall in the first part of a story, ________________________ .

Answers:

  1. it should fall off sooner rather than later
  2. it should be ignored
  3. it should be fired by the end of the story
  4. it should remain there

40. In terms of novels, what is a ‘proposal’?

Answers:

  1. A summary of an existing novel
  2. A short description of an author’s past and future work
  3. A letter or e-mail sent to the editor of a magazine requesting payment
  4. A hypothetical description of a future work or work-in-progress that might interest an editor</li>

41. A ‘typo’ in a draft, proof or published book is ___________ .

Answers:

  1. a spelling mistake
  2. an intentional error
  3. a mark that draws the reader’s attention such as underlining, italics or bold
  4. a typing error

42. Which of the following best describes a ‘roman a clef’ (novel with a key)?

Answers:

  1. A novel written in French
  2. A novel with a key attached to the front cover
  3. A novel with a map or family tree in the front that relates to the action
  4. A novel in which actual events and/or people are depicted as fictional events and/or characters

43. What is the difference between a publisher’s ‘front list’ and its ‘back list’?

Answers:

  1. The front list is put in the window, and the back list stays in the office.
  2. The front list contains the titles that have gone on sale in the current year, while the back list are the titles that are older than frontlist title.
  3. The front list is marketed, while the back list is not.
  4. The front list is contains the names of genre writers, while the back list contains the names of literary writers.

44. A plot synopsis is ____________________ .

Answers:

  1. a summary of the main plot in relation to the characters and the main events
  2. an expansion of the main plot in terms of what could be included for an even longer version
  3. a numbered list of plot points with no reference to characters
  4. an alternative version of the story for editing purposes

45. What is the difference between a ‘plot’ and a ‘story’?

Answers:

  1. A story is a series of events told in chronological order. A plot is a series of events deliberately arranged so as to reveal their dramatic, thematic, and emotional significance.
  2. A plot is a series of events told in chronological order. A story is a series of events deliberately arranged so as to reveal their dramatic, thematic, and emotional significance.
  3. Both a and b
  4. A story is linear; a plot is non-linear.
  5. There is no difference; plot and story are the same thing.

46. A story that ends at the point at which it began is said to be ___________ .

Answers:

  1. reversed
  2. self-induced
  3. non-linear
  4. cyclical

47. In terms of time, a story without temporal disjunctions, flashbacks or dream sequences that could confuse the main action is said to be _______________ .

Answers:

  1. plain
  2. over-determined
  3. non-linear
  4. linear
  5. None of the above

48. In fiction writing, the term ‘in medias res’ refers to __________________.

Answers:

  1. the middle of a story
  2. a person who meddles in the action
  3. the technique of beginning a story in the middle of the action
  4. the technique of telling a story in reverse order of action

49. In terms of how a story is told, “POV” means ________.

Answers:

  1. pick of vice
  2. particle of vector
  3. piece of venom
  4. part of version
  5. point of view

50. What is a biographical novel?

Answers:

  1. A half fictional, half factual novel, the fiction and fact alternating between chapters
  2. The factual re-telling or re-imagining of a fictional character
  3. Telling someone else’s real story as non-fictional, from a third-person perspective
  4. One that deals with biology and its affect on the characters
  5. The fictional re-telling or re-imagining of a real person

51. In his book Aspects of the Novel, E. M. Forster famously described characters as ‘flat’ or ’round’. Which of the following best describes flat characters as opposed to round characters?

Answers:

  1. Round characters are one-dimensional, often with a single character trait, while flat characters are more believable because they have a fuller personality with multiple character traits.
  2. Flat characters are physically flat, while round characters are physically round.
  3. Flat characters are major characters, while round characters are minor characters.
  4. Flat characters are one-dimensional, often with a single character trait, while round characters are more believable because they have a fuller personality with multiple character traits.

52. What is typesetting?

Answers:

  1. The first print-run of a book
  2. The laying out of a book in terms of how the book will actually look when printed
  3. The editorial method in which proofs are passed between publisher and author
  4. The name for the code that publishers and literary agents use when deciding whether to offer an author a contract or not

53. In fiction writing, the term ‘premise’ refers to ________________ .

Answers:

  1. the climax near the end of the story
  2. the situation at the beginning of the story
  3. the broad middle section of the story
  4. None of the above
  5. All of the above

54. Publishers, editors and agents commonly prefer typed manuscripts to be submitted in which of the following formats?

Answers:

  1. Single-spaced
  2. One-and-a-half spaced
  3. Double-spaced
  4. Triple-spaced
  5. Any of The above

55. Which of the following is the best definition of a novella?

Answers:

  1. Half novel, half short story
  2. A large collection of short stories
  3. A short novel
  4. All of the above

56. Is the following sentence true or false?When an author agrees to give a publisher worldwide audio rights, he or she gives the publisher the right to record the author’s written work for listeners anywhere in the world.

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

57. Which of the following describes language that refers to meanings other than the literal meaning?

Answers:

  1. Symbolic or figurative
  2. Stream of consciousness
  3. Symbiotic or parasitic
  4. Open-ended
  5. None of the above

58. In copyediting, red ink and blue ink generally signify which kinds of changes?

Answers:

  1. Both are used to show deletions, neither to show additions.
  2. Both are used for any type of change.
  3. Both are used to show additions, neither to show deletions.
  4. Blue ink is used to show additions, and red ink is used to show deletions.
  5. a and b

59. In general, the plot of a novel or short story is best described by which of the following?

Answers:

  1. The arc of the story from the end to the beginning
  2. The mystery at the heart of the tale, especially one involving a secret plan
  3. The plotting of the characters
  4. The significant points of story development that tell the story
  5. c and d

60. In creative writing, the term ‘simile’ refers to ______________.

Answers:

  1. a compound noun
  2. the comparison of two nouns or two verbs using a metaphor
  3. a character who smiles a lot
  4. a figure of speech in which the author refers to something as the opposite of what it actually is
  5. a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, usually introduced by the words like or as

61. What is ‘vanity publishing’?

Answers:

  1. A publishing method in which an author self-publishes his or her own book, perhaps because it was not picked up by an established publishing house
  2. Online publishing
  3. A service in which an author pays someone to bind his or her book
  4. All of the above

62. Using the names of real people when creating characters is not a good idea legally because you run the risk of ______________ .

Answers:

  1. being unoriginal
  2. facing libel charges, being accused of defamation of character and being sued
  3. losing self-esteem and not being able to finish the book
  4. losing friends and alienating people

63. Why are short stories sometimes more challenging than novels for writers to write?

Answers:

  1. Readers expect more from short stories.
  2. The characters and plot must be introduced and developed quickly rather than over a period of time.
  3. Short stories have more characters.
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above

64. In terms of interacting with another writer’s characters, plagiarism is when ___________________ .

Answers:

  1. the characters are identical
  2. one writer steals characters or ideas from another writer without changing his or her style of writing in representing those ideas or characters on the page
  3. one writer steals another writer’s belongings in real life
  4. one writer borrows and sufficiently changes the characters created by another writer, so that they no longer resemble their originals

65. The ‘denouement’ of a story is its _____________.

Answers:

  1. middle part
  2. exposition
  3. conflict
  4. premise
  5. resolution

66. The fiction writing technique of showing a character expressing thoughts or feelings to him or herself is called __________________ .

Answers:

  1. introspective behaviour
  2. self-analysis
  3. an interior monologue
  4. indirect free speech

67. The back story of a piece of fiction is ____________.

Answers:

  1. the story told backwards
  2. the very end of the story
  3. the publishing blurb that appears on the back cover of the book
  4. the story of the antagonist’s motivation
  5. the series of events or character insights that occurred before the story began, often detailed by the author once the action has begun
  6. b, c and d

68. What is a copyright?

Answers:

  1. The rights an author licenses to an editor to alter the original manuscript
  2. The photocopies of an author’s manuscript
  3. The authority an author gives to a book agent to sell his or her work
  4. The legal right granted to an author or publisher to exclusive publication, copy, sale, or distribution of a creative work
  5. The legal self-promotion an author engages in to sell his or her work

69. What do inverted commas mean when used in fiction dialogue?

Answers:

  1. Skip to the next page.
  2. They denote words like ‘said’ or ‘replied’.
  3. The dialogue does not specifically identify who is talking.
  4. The dialogue specifically signifies someone is talking.

70. A ‘stock character’ is _______________.

Answers:

  1. a character with a great deal of personal charm
  2. a character who operates the stocks in a village square
  3. a character made out of wood
  4. a general, rather than specific, character who is easily recognizable, such as ‘the college frat boy’ or ‘the absent-minded professor’

71. If the narrator of a story refers to him or herself as “I”, which of the following perspectives is being used?

Answers:

  1. Omniscient
  2. Ambivalent
  3. First-person
  4. Third-person
  5. Second-person

72. The inner self-questioning or drive that leads a character to do or accomplish something is called the character’s _____________.

Answers:

  1. spin
  2. insight
  3. maddening impulse
  4. motivation

73. Which of the following best defines a collection of interconnected short stories?

Answers:

  1. A collection of short novels that feature characters who appear in other novels
  2. A collection of stories in which the same character appears in all of the stories
  3. A series of short stories that share similar themes or characters within the same overall work
  4. A collection of stories in which each story shares the same subject matter

74. In a fictional work, the section that appears before the first chapter – and that is not the introduction, table of contents or dedication – is most likely a/an _________ .

Answers:

  1. afterword
  2. prologue
  3. marketing trick
  4. by-line
  5. a and b

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Semiconductor Electronics Test 2016

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1. An SCR is a solid state equivalent of a _____.

Answers:

  1. triode
  2. pentode
  3. thyratron
  4. diode

2. If the input to an integrating circuit is a square wave, the output will be _____.

Answers:

  1. triangular
  2. rectangular
  3. saw-tooth
  4. spiked

3. A P-type material is _____.

Answers:

  1. positively charged
  2. negatively charged
  3. electrically neutral
  4. none of the above

4. The stability factor of a biasing circuit is 10. What does it mean?

Answers:

  1. Ic changes 10 times as munch as any change in Ico(leakage current)
  2. Ib changes 10 times as much as any change in Ico
  3. Ie change 10 times as munch as any change in Ico

5. According to the Barkhausen criterion for oscillators_______.

A – open loop gain
ß – feed back factor

Answers:

  1. Aß < 1
  2. Aß > 1
  3. Aß = 1
  4. Aß = 1

6. If the reverse bias on the gate of an FET is increased , the width of the conducting channel will _____.

Answers:

  1. increase
  2. decrease
  3. remain constant

7. An FET has the following parameters IDSS = 32mA , VGS ( off ) = -8V , VGS = -4.5V. What will be the drain current?

Answers:

  1. 5.2 mA
  2. 6.12 mA
  3. 7.03 mA
  4. 7.45 mA

8. For good stabilization of the operating point in a voltage divider bias, the current I, flowing through potential dividers R1 and R2, should be equal to or greater than _____.
(IB-base current)

Answers:

  1. 2IB
  2. 10IB
  3. 4IB
  4. IB/2

9. If in a transistor IE = 10.5mA , IC = 10mA,the value of ß will be _____.

Answers:

  1. 0.2
  2. 200
  3. 100
  4. 20

10. The slope of the D.C load line of a transistor circuit having a collector load Rc is _____.

Answers:

  1. Rc
  2. 1/Rc
  3. -1/Rc
  4. 2Rc

11. Tuning is generally accomplished by varying _____.

Answers:

  1. L(inductor)
  2. C(capacitor)
  3. both L and C
  4. R(resistor)

12. A triac can pass a portion of _____.

Answers:

  1. positive half-cycle through the load
  2. negative half-cycle through the load
  3. both positive and negative half-cycles through the load
  4. None of the above

13. An A.C supply of 230v is applied to a half wave rectifier circuit through a transformer of turn ratio 10:1. Its D.C voltage output will be _____.

Answers:

  1. 5v
  2. 12v
  3. 10.36v
  4. 5.18v

14. A vacuum tube conducts current _____.

Answers:

  1. from the cathode to the anode
  2. from the anode to the cathode
  3. in both the above directions
  4. alternately in both directions

15. If a circuit of full-wave centre-tapped rectifier with capacitor filter employs a load RL = 100O, and C = 1050µF and the frequency is 50HZ , what would be the ripple factor?

Answers:

  1. 40%
  2. 30%
  3. 22%
  4. 27%

16. Two identical germanium diodes are connected in series opposition. A 10V battery is impressed upon this series arrangement. What will be the voltage across each diode room temperature if the Zener breakdown voltage of each diode is 9.8V?

Answers:

  1. VD1= 0.2V , VD2 = 9.8V
  2. VD1 = 10V , VD2 = 0V
  3. VD1 = 0V , VD2 = 10V
  4. VD1 = 9.8V , VD2 = 0.2V

17. A varactor diode can function as a variable capacitor with a________ forward bias.

Answers:

  1. very slight
  2. moderate
  3. heavy

18. Radio frequencies have their range above _____.

Answers:

  1. 20KHZ
  2. 50KHZ
  3. 100KHZ
  4. 200KHZ

19. Tuned amplifiers are generally operated as

Answers:

  1. class A amplifiers
  2. class B amplifiers
  3. class AB amplifiers
  4. class C amplifiesrs

20. In the collector feedback biasing, ß = 57 , RC = 1 kO , IB = 60µA and VCB = 4.5V. The value of the stability factor will be _____.

Answers:

  1. 30.4
  2. 32.9
  3. 57
  4. 4.5

21. In the enhancement mode (MOSFET) , conductivity increases _____.

Answers:

  1. with the decrease in positive gate voltage
  2. with the increase in positive gate voltage
  3. with the decrease in negative gate voltage
  4. with the increase in negative gate voltage

22. A three-stage amplifier has a first-stage voltage gain of 100, a second stage voltage gain of 200 and a third stage gain of 400. The total voltage gain in db will be _____.

Answers:

  1. 130 dB
  2. 140 dB
  3. 132 dB
  4. 138 dB

23. The output characteristics of an FET closely resemble the plate characteristics of a________ valve.

Answers:

  1. diode
  2. triode
  3. tetrode
  4. pentode

24. The Q-factor of a parallel tuned circuit is given by _____.

Answers:

  1. 1/RvC/L
  2. RvL/C
  3. 1/RvL/C
  4. RvC/L

25. At parallel resonance, a tuned circuit offers an impedance of _____.

Answers:

  1. C/LR
  2. R/LC
  3. L/CR
  4. 2L/CR

26. When a transistor has to act as a switch, it must operate in _____.

Answers:

  1. the active region
  2. the cut-off region
  3. the saturation region
  4. both the cut off and the saturation regions

27. The V-I characteristics of a triac in the first and third quadrants are essentially identical to those of _______ in the first quadrant

Answers:

  1. a transistor
  2. a UJT
  3. a zener diode
  4. an SCR

28. In the d.c. equivalent circuit of a transistor amplifier , the capacitors are regarded as _____.

Answers:

  1. Open
  2. Short
  3. Sometimes open and sometimes short
  4. Unchanged

29. The output frequency of a half-wave rectifier is _____.

Answers:

  1. double the input A.C frequency
  2. half the input A.C frequency
  3. equal to the input A.C frequency
  4. None of the above

30. The maximum efficiency of a full wave rectifier is _____.

Answers:

  1. 40%
  2. 81.2%
  3. 90%
  4. 99%

31. If the collector supply voltage is 10v, the collector cut off voltage under D.C conditions will be _____.

Answers:

  1. 5v
  2. 10v
  3. 20v
  4. 30v

32. The relationship among bandwidth, resonant frequency and Q of a tuned circuit is _____.

Answers:

  1. BW = Q/fr
  2. BW = Q fr
  3. BW = frvQ
  4. BW = fr/Q

33. Why is the control grid of a tube always held at negative potential W.R.T cathode.?

Answers:

  1. in order to avoid heating of the tube
  2. in order to obtain faithful amplification
  3. in order to set its operating point
  4. None of the above

34. If in a transistor , Ic = 9.5mA , Ie = 10mA , the value of a will be _____.

Answers:

  1. 0.95
  2. 10
  3. 9.5
  4. 0.095

35. In an R-C phase shift oscillator, an R-C network is designed to introduce a phase shift of _____ .

Answers:

  1. 300
  2. 600
  3. 900
  4. 1800

36. If the input to a differentiating circuit is a square wave, the output will be _____.

Answers:

  1. rectangular
  2. spiked
  3. triangular
  4. sinusoidal

37. For faithful amplification, VBE must not fall below _____.

Answers:

  1. 0.9v for si transistors
  2. 0.5v for si transistors
  3. 0.3v for si transistors
  4. 0.7v for si transistors

38. Tuned amplifiers are used for the amplification of _____.

Answers:

  1. audio frequencies
  2. RF
  3. very low frequencies
  4. very high frequencies

39. For an R-C phase shift oscillator , the frequency of oscillation will be given as _____.

Answers:

  1. fo = 1/2?vRC
  2. fo = 1/2?v6RC
  3. fo = 1/v2?RC
  4. fo = 2/v2?RC

40. A reversed biased P-N junction has a resistance of the order of _____.

Answers:

  1. O
  2. KO
  3. MO
  4. mO

41. The impedance of a parallel tuned circuit at resonance is _____.

Answers:

  1. 0
  2. low
  3. very high
  4. very low

42. A transistor amplifier has 4v,2mA as the operating point. For faithful amplification, the collector current due to signal alone should not exceed _____.

Answers:

  1. 2mA
  2. 1mA
  3. 4mA
  4. 8mA

43. A D.C milliammeter connected to a half-wave rectifier supplying a maximum current of 10mA will read _____.

Answers:

  1. 10 mA
  2. 20 mA
  3. 5 mA
  4. 3.18 mA

44. An SCR combines the features of_____.

Answers:

  1. a rectifier and an amplifier
  2. a rectifier and a transistor
  3. a rectifier and an oscillator
  4. a rectifier and an inverter

45. Hartley oscillator is _____.

Answers:

  1. an RC oscillator
  2. an LC oscillator
  3. a Crystal oscillator

46. If in a transistor VCB= 4V , VBE = 0.7V, the VCE will be equal to _____.

Answers:

  1. 4.7v
  2. 5.4v
  3. 3.3v
  4. 0.7v

47. Vacuum tubes are _____.

Answers:

  1. linear devices
  2. non-linear devices
  3. both linear and non-linear under different conditions

 

48. The input and output voltages of a CE transistor amplifier are _____.

Answers:

  1. in phase
  2. 90° out of phase
  3. 180° out of phase
  4. 120° out of phase

49. An FET has ________ temperature co-efficient of resistance.

Answers:

  1. 0
  2. positive
  3. negative

50. An :FET is a _____.

Answers:

  1. bipolar device
  2. tripolar device
  3. unipolar device

51. The complementary MOS(CMOS) uses _____.

Answers:

  1. only n-channel devices in the circuit
  2. only p- channel devices in the circuit
  3. both n and p channel devices in the circuit
  4. None of the above

52. When a transistor is driven to saturation, ideally, the Vce is _____.

Answers:

  1. VCC
  2. VCC/2
  3. 0
  4. 2VCC

53. A 3-ohm load is coupled to a transistor amplifier through a step-down transformer. If the D.C resistance of the primary winding is 300O and the output resistance of the amplifier is 3KO, what should be the turn ratio for the transfer of maximum power?

Answers:

  1. Np/Ns=40
  2. Np/Ns=20
  3. Np/Ns=30
  4. Np/Ns=10

54. The ideal value of the stability factor is _____.

Answers:

  1. 0
  2. 10
  3. 1
  4. 100

55. If the A.C input to a half-wave rectifier has an R.M.S valve of 400/v2 v, the peak inverse voltage will be _____.

Answers:

  1. 400 v
  2. 400v2 v
  3. 800v2 v
  4. 800/v2 v

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