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Practice - Creative Writing - 01

Hello, literary explorers! Welcome to this fun, enchanting quiz that's designed to tickle your creative muscles and challenge your writing prowess. Buckle your seatbelts as we dive into the fascinating terrain of creative writing. Remember, this is not just about being correct but also about learning to give your imagination wings. All the best!
What is foreshadowing in a story?
The story's climax
A hint about what will happen later
A long description about a location
The introduction of a new character
Foreshadowing is a literary device used to give an indication or hint about what is to come in the future of the story.
What is a metaphor in creative writing?
A play on words
Exaggerated statements
Comparison between two unlike things
Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects
A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.
What is the function of setting in a story?
To create a base for drawings in the story
To establish the background and mood
To introduce the characters
To represent the climax of the story
The setting of a story helps to establish the background, the world where the story takes place. It contributes to the mood and tone of the story.
What is 'dialogue' in a story?
Description of the setting
Ideas that come to a character's mind
Arguments between characters
Conversation between characters
Dialogue is a conversation that happens between two or more characters in a story. It is a useful tool for character development and revealing plot elements.
In a story, what is a 'subplot'?
The story's main conflict
A secondary story within the main story
A deconstructed plot
The story's conclusion
A subplot is a secondary plot, or a strand of the main plot that runs parallel to it and supports the main plot in a story. It involves secondary characters, often in a supporting role to the main plot.
What is it called when you give human traits to non-human things?
Personification is a figure of speech in which a thing – an idea or an animal – is given human attributes.
What does the term 'Show, don't tell' mean?
Use diagrams instead of words
Use actions and dialogue to convey information
Always write in the third person perspective
Write only in the present tense
'Show, don't tell' encourages writers to use actions, dialogue, and other creative writing tools to present the story, instead of simply telling information.
Which of these is NOT a feature of a good story?
Interesting characters
Vivid setting
Bland descriptions
Engaging plot
A good story is characterised by strong, interesting characters, a vivid setting and an engaging plot among other things. Bland descriptions may make the story uninteresting.
What is a 'first-person' perspective in writing?
Narration from an outside perspective
Narration from the point of view of a character
Narration from an observer
Narration that predicts the future
First-person perspective is a point of view (who is telling a story) where the story is narrated by one character at a time.
Which of these does NOT belong in a story's climax?
Highest point of tension
Turning point
Resolution of conflicts
Creation of conflict
Climax is the highest point of tension or drama in a story where the main conflict is decided. Creation of conflict usually occurs earlier in the narrative.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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