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The Character Quiz
By Annette Gisby   

Last edited: Monday, February 11, 2002
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2002

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How well do you know your characters?

Are your characters coming across as one or two dimensional? How can you make them more interesting? Try this fun quiz and see how well you
know your characters!

1) What does your character prefer?

a) A long soak in the tub filled with bubble bath and bath oils
b) A quick invigorating shower, they haven't time for baths.
c) A wash in a basin of water, they have no plumbing in their house.
d) Wash? What's that?

2) What is their favourite food?

a) Chocolate
b) Lasagne
c) Apple pie and ice cream
d) They don't eat.

3) What's their favourite exercise?

a) Walking the dog
b) Jogging
c) Working out at the gym
d) Exercise? What exercise?

4) What's their favourite tv programme?

a) The X-files
b) The Simpsons
c) Er
d) They don't watch tv.

5) What sort of family do they have?

a) Mum, Dad, brothers and sisters.
b) Orphaned at a young age, only child.
c) Parents are divorced, custody struggle.
d) They are an alien and have no concept of family.

6) What would be a great date for your character?

a) A meal in a fancy restaurant follwed by the ballet.
b) A walk in the woods with a picnic.
c) Sailing and then rleaxing on a deserted beach.
d) Fast food restaurant and then bowling.

7) What would they do if they found money in the street?

a) Hand it in to the nearest police station.
b) Take it home, but feel guilty and then give it to the police.
c) Take it home and spend it on themselves, no guilt.
d) Take it home and spend it on a good cause.

8) What would they dress as on Halloween?
a) A prince/Princess
b) A witch or wizard
c) Character from a tv show
d) Character from a book.

9) What's their favourite sound?

a) Birds in the morning.
b) Waves crashing against rocks.
c) Whale songs.
d) The sound of money as it jangles in their pocket.

10) What would be their ideal holiday?
a) Ski-ing in the Swiss Alps.
b) A murder-mystery break
c) Travelling on the Orient Express to Venice
d) Staying in a haunted castle where they can dress up in costume.

Hope it was fun!

Copyright 2002 Annette Gisby.

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Reviewed by Payton Lee 7/19/2002
Great little quiz. I really enjoyed it. Your quiz is a wonderful idea to help people understand the importance of fleshing out their characters. Payton Lee - Historic Romance Author
Reviewed by Claywoman 5/14/2002
great quiz, but none of it applied to an Indian maiden in the 14-15 century!
Reviewed by Janet Smith 2/11/2002
Great fun. I ran Monday Knight (from her own new book, "Monday Knight," due out in mid-March) through the list. In spite of her looking like a mummy in the hospital, she did pretty well. Only problem I had is her favorite TV show is reruns of Mary Tyler Moore and that wasn't an option!
For chapter 1 of "Monday Knight" see www.fictionaddiction.net. Great idea, Annette.

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