Week 1 Pop Quiz

KLSS 2015 BadgeNow that Week 1 is over, it is time to review what you learned and take a Pop Quiz. We know you’re all going to make scores that will make your teachers proud! So go ahead, take this quiz to see if you learned the basics during the first week of Kidlit Summer School! 


  1. In Monday’s post, Janice Hardy reminded us that every scene needs:

a) Conflict

b) Goals

c) Stakes

d) All of the above

  1. In Tuesday’s post, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen gave us a recipe for Chicken Plot Pie. Her directions include:

a) Use the six main ingredients

b) Find balance

c) Turn up the heat

d) All of the above

  1. On Wednesday, Jen Malone gave us three ideas to help us start at the end. Those are…

a) Brainstorm words

b) Write a one sentence pitch

c) Expand to a writing a full query

d) All of the bove

  1. In her post on Thursday, Kami Kinard shared tips for using calendars as plotting tools. These include

a) Using post-it notes on desk calendars

b) Using colored markers to help visualize plot threads

c) Using symbols or initials to show secondary characters

d) All of the above

  1. On Friday, Tammi Sauer encouraged writers to 

a) Push yourself to try something new.

b) Ask yourself the big two-word question: “What If…?”

c) When you find yourself at a dead end, give yourself a detour.

d) All of the above

  1. On Saturday, Amy Fellner Dominy reminded us that

a) Plot comes from the character.

b) How we act/react creates story.

c) To put our characters in predicaments

d) All of the above

So how’d you do? 100% right? If you’re unsure, go back and check out the posts from Week One! This is an open blog test! (And you don’t even have to turn it in. Grade yourself and then pat yourself on the back!)

69 comments on “Week 1 Pop Quiz

  1. Ah, a pop quiz I actually look forward to! 🙂


  2. Lori Dubbin says:

    Ah, the power of 3’s!


  3. Rachel H says:

    What a great first week we had!


  4. This nerdy chick loves to get an “A”, even when it’s handed to me.


  5. This smacks of grade inflation, doesn’t it? But, hey, I’ll take it. 😀

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  6. A clever reminder of all that we’ve learned in the first week! These are such great tools – Thanks again.


  7. I passed! A great way to review what we learned this week!


  8. Great pop quiz – it is actually a good outline for the week. I’m going back and reviewing some of the topics


  9. A perfect way to summarize and put in a nut shell (a really BIG nut shell) all we learned this first week.


  10. Melanie Ellsworth says:

    Thanks for doing our summarizing work for us, Sudipta and Kami!


  11. The Nerdy Chicks Rock! Thank you, Sudipta and Kami.
    ~Suzy Leopold


  12. Yay, pop quizzes are back! I love this way to review the week.

    I’m on my phone, so I can’t change my name to JEN Garrett on the user.


  13. love quizes like this!


  14. carolofparis says:

    Did pretty well! thanks


  15. Susan Schade says:

    A successful first week! Looking forward to more.


  16. Pop quiz keeps the brain tinker active-thank you 🙂


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