Crime Writing - Qp2

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 59

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Like a strong house your story is put together brick by brick from the foundations upwards, all parts linked and supporting each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Always start your story as close to the beginning as you can.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Introduce your protagonist at the ________
    • A. 

      End of the first chapter

    • B. 

      In the opening lines

    • C. 

      Once the crime has been committed.

  • 4. 
    The intended victim will always be the ultimate victim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    To create the world in which your mystery takes place, use vivid images to set the mood and to create atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    While you have been working on your plot, your setting and characters, you have also been creating suspense and pace, and you may want to quicken the pace or slow it down.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The main plot is a series of minor events woven through your main story-line and enhances it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Within the story structure, time will play an important part.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    As your climax builds and the tempo becomes faster, a sense of fear, unease and lurking evil draws your reader even further into the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    It is important you do leave minor threads of interest unfinished, or dangling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In ______ criminologist Cesare Lomroso announced important guidelines in identifying the born criminal using facial analysis.
    • A. 

      1825

    • B. 

      1835

    • C. 

      1845

    • D. 

      1855

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