Q1. Which are the mail important elements in a story?
a. There are no fixed elements, the really important element is the basic idea
b. Not only one but four at least: the content, the context, the plot, the weaving
c. The message that people can receive from it
Q2. How could we define this story: “For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.”?
a. An enigma that has more than one answer
b. Not a story, it’s too short to transmit a message
c. A very short story that is able to transmit a strong message putting our imagination into play
Q3. Starting from an idea, how can we construct the theme?
a. We need to define the concept, responding to a precise objective
b. We need to choose the end of the story, first of all
c. We need to define the main character and have a precise idea of his point of view
Q4. What is the multiple-choice method’s function?
a. Help to choose the relations between the characters
b. Stimulate the author’s creativity and imagination
c. Decide what is the best ending of the story
Q5. Why can the detective story scheme be taken as model for the development of the plot?
a. It is the most popular
b. It allows to proceed through a rather rational and programmatic procedure
c. It is the most simple and schematic and allows to create realistic scenarios
Q6. Why do we talk about “conflict” in the narrative structure?
a. Because to write about a conflict is the simplest and most immediate way to increase user engagement
b. As a practice method to develop the plot
c. Because it is present in every story, representing the element of “rupture” that pushes the protagonist to complete a path of evolution
Q7. Why is important to define the “fabula”?
a. To have a perfect idea of the succession of the events, in chronological order
b. To be sure that the message we want to communicate finds the right way to reach the reader
c. To decide what is really needed to avoid repetition in the story and not lose the reader’s attention
Q8. On how many moments is it important to focus for a well-developed story?
a. On six: introduction, extraordinary event, consequences, reactions, solution, reflections.
b. On three, the protagonist presentation, the context where the story is set and the conclusion.
c. There are no fixed moments, they depend from the story and from the writer’s style
Q9. What does the “extraordinary event” represent in a narrative structure?
a. The main event in the story
b. A radical change in the direction or expected outcome of the plot
c. The heart of the story and corresponds to the factor that creates the climax of tension, upsetting the protagonist’s ordinary life
Q13. Which sentence is true?
a. Imagination is more important to the writer than to the reader
b. In a story, all the details have to be clear and pointed out by the author, so as not to confuse the reader
c. The idea of a story can arise from anything that gives origin to a creative stimulus
Q14. From two words chosen at random, what can arise?
a. A title
b. An idea for a story
c. An enigma