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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As explained in Chapter 12, which author wrote stories that featured characters that did not change by their own motives?
(a) C. S. Forester.
(b) A A Milne.
(c) Thomas Hardy.
(d) D. H. Lawrence.

2. Which one of the following is not given in Chapter 12 as a reason for characters to change themselves?
(a) Will.
(b) Action.
(c) Greed.
(d) External circumstances.

3. What is the fourth and final technique for interjecting humor listed by the author in Chapter 10?
(a) Eccentricity.
(b) Timing.
(c) Role reversal.
(d) Sarcasm.

4. What can a third person narrative suffer from?
(a) A distance in space.
(b) A closeness in space.
(c) A distance in time.
(d) A closeness in time.

5. Which one of the following is an example of a character that remains unchanged?
(a) A character who wants to change, but cannot.
(b) A character who changes involuntarily.
(c) A character who only changes around specific characters.
(d) A character who pretends to change.

6. What are the most popular forms of narration?
(a) First person, second person, or third person.
(b) Second person or third person.
(c) First person or third person.
(d) First person or second person.

7. Which series of novels by Robert Parker are listed as an example of characters that are influenced to change?
(a) Jesse Stone.
(b) Sunny Randall.
(c) Philip Marlowe.
(d) Spenser.

8. What makes the techniques for interjecting humor even more effective?
(a) An emotional or historical reason.
(b) An emotional, logical, or historical reason.
(c) A logical or historical reason.
(d) An emotional or logical reason.

9. What reason does a character have for going through a random transformation?
(a) A logical reason.
(b) An illogical reason.
(c) No reason.
(d) An unexplained reason.

10. Based on the author's quote at the end of Chapter 16, when is a first person narrative not worth doing?
(a) When it reveals the opinions of the narrator.
(b) When it does not reveal the opinions of the narrator.
(c) When it reveals the narrator's character.
(d) When it does not reveal the narrator's character.

11. What style of writing is effective in combining the telling of a story with the reason it is being told?
(a) Dramatic writing.
(b) Mystery writing.
(c) Adventure writing.
(d) Comic writing.

12. What distinguishes a first person narrative from other forms?
(a) It is slightly less intimate.
(b) It is slightly more intimate.
(c) It is much more intimate.
(d) None of the answers is correct.

13. What will the writer have with more important characters and changes?
(a) Less time to explain the transformation.
(b) More time to explain the transformation.
(c) More of a need to explain the transformation.
(d) Less of a need to explain the transformation.

14. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?
(a) The Voice of Reason.
(b) Anthem.
(c) The Fountainhead.
(d) We the Living.

15. What are the three ways a writer should penetrate the mind or experience of the viewpoint narrator?
(a) Cinematic, light, and deep.
(b) Cinematic, clear, and blurred.
(c) Random, brief, and detailed.
(d) Random, shallow, and extensive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of speech patterns do people use when they are talking into a recorder?

2. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?

3. What should the motives reveal when making a character more believable?

4. Which form of language requires more precision?

5. How are "showing" and "telling" defined?

(see the answer keys)

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