Quiz 5
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Select the best answer according to the information in Chapter 5 of Ideas for the Animated Short:
Question: Possible choices
1. Based on the chapter 5, what are 4 aspects of a story that you could alter to improve your story? No Response
Ethical values, character arc, exposition, resolution
Character, genre, time/place, and point of view
Conflict, resolution, Ik rig, poly count
Appeal, climax, parallel structure, intensity
Character, strategic planning, emotions, point of view.
2. What are the basic components of the structure for a linear short animation? No Response
mood, setting, lighting, style
parallel structures, resolution, conflict, conclusion
Beginning, middle, character arc, end
Exposition, inciting incident, rising conflict, crisis, climax, and resolution
all of the above.
3. What does inciting incident mean? No Response
Something unexpected happens that throws the character into action and in pursuit of a goal.
The point in the conflict where the character cannot turn back (point of no return).
The character will do something that will reveal his/her personality.
The transofrmation of the character from one state to the other.
The multiple attempts of the character to overcome the obstacle.
4. What are four variations on the basic linear structure of a story? No Response
Flashback, round about, reflection, alternation
Parallel, circular, bus-stop, ping-pong
Combination, singular, variation, straight ahead
free style, abstraction, experimental, hyperrealism
carbon copy, recapitulation, staircase, staggered
5. According to James Mercurio the screenwriter, what must you understand before developing your ending? No Response
The meaning of the story
The rising conflict
The exposition
The character's arc
The beginning of the story
6. What are the two methods of finding your animation ending? No Response
Parallel and Circular Planning
Brainstorming and Shotgun Approach
Feedback and Self Analysis
Straight Ahead and Strategic Planning
All of the above
7. Name the conflict type: Character reaches for coffee cup causing it to fall splashing on the electrical circuit causing the toast to burn which sets off the smoke alarm causing the cat to jump and stick its claws into the main the character? No Response
The Domino Effect
The Ripple Effect
The Crisis Effect
The Intensity Effect
The Accumulated Character Arc Effect
8. If different secondary characters come and go in the story causing conflicts, what type of structure is this? No Response
Bus stop
9. What are some of the ways a character can respond to a problem? No Response
Ethically, Responsibly, Stupidly, Misguided
Physically, Emotionally, Strategically, Critically
Emotionally, Violently, Stompingly, Witty
Rejection, Embracing, Ignoring, Critically
None of the above
10. Select one of the tactics listed in the book to resolve a conflict: No Response
Jump and Grasp
End and Resolve
Who is your character?
What is your character's goal?
What is your inciting moment?
Talk about the rise in the conflict.
What is your character's reaction to the conflict?
What does your character need to learn?
How does your ending relate to the beginning?
What do you want your audience to get out of your piece?
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