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Serial (literature): Quiz


Question 1: More recently, writers have been encouraged by the easy accessibility of the ________ to return to the serial format.
InternetWorld Wide WebInternet Relay ChatE-mail

Question 2: In 2005, ________ serialized his out of print novel, Hot Sleep, in the first issue of his online magazine, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show.
Ender's GameOrson Scott CardHidden EmpireSpeaker for the Dead

Question 3: The idea of stories being told in serial form dates back to the ________ (Arabian Nights), which consisted of a series of serialized stories, or "serialized novels" or novellas.
Arabic literatureOne Thousand and One NightsAbbasid CaliphateIslamic Golden Age

Question 4: She often tells the stories in a series, beginning each story with a narrative hook, leaving off with a ________, and continuing the story the next night.
Soap operaOne Thousand and One NightsCliffhangerTwin Peaks

Question 5: Stephen King experimented with this format with The Plant (2000), and ________ allowed The Guardian to serialise his novel, The Crimson Petal and the White.
NetherlandsCanongate Myth SeriesSunday HeraldMichel Faber

Question 6: Many of ________' novels, for example, were originally published in this manner, and that is the reason that many are so long — the more chapters Dickens wrote, the longer the serial continued in the magazine and the more money he was paid.
Little DorritCharles DickensA Christmas CarolEbenezer Scrooge

Question 7: In literature, the term is used as a noun to refer to a format (within a ________) by which a story is told in contiguous (typically chronological) installments in sequential issues of a single periodical publication.
SatireScience fictionPoetryGenre

Question 8: [2] Its ________ is about Sheherazade telling stories to King Shahriyar, and she needs to keep him interested in each of the stories, to prevent his executing her the next morning.
Frame storyOne Thousand and One NightsStory within a storyFable

Question 9: ________ wrote his novel The Green Mile as a serial.
The StandThe Dark Tower (series)Stephen King'Salem's Lot


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