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Study Guide Answers

1.     What is "fiction"?
     Fiction is something invented or imagined. It's a made-up story or a falsehood.
2.     The origins of creative writing can be found in various _____________________ .
     mythologies
3.     How were the first stories passed from one generation to another?
     orally
4.     The _______________________ is at the core of the story.
     protagonist
5.     What is a "protagonist"?
     He or she is the main person around whom all action revolves.
6.     The protagonist should be universally _____________________ .
     appealing
7.     Every protagonist should have at least one _____________ ________________ .
     fatal flaw
8.     What is a "theme"?
     It is the subject or main topic of a work of fiction.
9.     What is "personification"?
     Personification is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects.
10.     Every _______________________ must have companions.
     protagonist
11.     Adventures should be larger than ________________ and involve the highest of _______________.
     life/ stakes
12.     Protagonist + _________________ = ______________________
     obstacle/ conflict
13.     Why is conflict necessary?
     It is necessary for the development of the theme and for the development of the characters.
14.     What are the four usual kinds of conflict?
     Man vs. Man/ Man vs. Nature/ Man vs. God/ Man vs. Himself
15.     The main character must mature and have a higher level of _______________ at the end of the story.
     understanding
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