Crime Writing - Qp3

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Crime Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Flashbacks are recommended for your first attempt at crime and mystery fiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Keys to a story layout includes:  (Select three)
    • A. 

      Chronological events

    • B. 

      A plan in your head

    • C. 

      Cards and paper notes

    • D. 

      Plot pictures

  • 3. 
    The planning stage is the place to create your fictional world and make it believable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Telling more is sometimes more effective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Violence and tragedy must be of a personal nature and in your writing reveal just enough to evoke emotion in readers and they will create their own scenes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    All poisons have a toxicity rating.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    ______ is a crime of impulse or passion.
    • A. 

      Drowning

    • B. 

      Poisoning

    • C. 

      Strangulation

    • D. 

      Garrotting

  • 8. 
    The primary reasons for visiting the crime scene are to:  (Select three)
    • A. 

      Establish a motive for the crime.

    • B. 

      Attempt to discover a motive.

    • C. 

      Discover clues leading to the identity of both victim and suspect.

    • D. 

      Find evidence that can be used in court.

  • 9. 
    Rigor mortis begins within ______ of death.
    • A. 

      Two to three hours

    • B. 

      Two to four hours

    • C. 

      Two to five hours

    • D. 

      Two to six hours

  • 10. 
    Common mistakes for writers includes:  (Select four)
    • A. 

      Do not confuse ballistics with firearms identification.

    • B. 

      Don’t have your investigator put weapons or similar pieces of evidence into plastic bags.

    • C. 

      Do have your investigator pick up a weapon by inserting a pencil into the barrel.

    • D. 

      Don’t confuse bullets with cartridges.

    • E. 

      Be aware that a criminologist is one that studies criminology which is the scientific study of crime and criminals.

  • 11. 
    The real conclusion creeps up on the reader with stealth and may still prove to be a surprise ending.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False