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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which one of the following is an example listed in Chapter 12 of a transformation causing consequence that is beyond a character's control?
(b) Lack of intelligence.
(c) Animalistic nature.
2. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?
(a) A voice used with children.
(b) A telephone voice.
(c) An internal voice.
(d) A voice used with parents.
3. How are "showing" and "telling" defined?
(a) Showing affects only the characters, telling affects only the events.
(b) Showing gives a sense of immediacy, telling gives a sense of passivity.
(c) Showing affects only the events, telling affects only the characters.
(d) Showing gives a sense of passivity, telling gives a sense of immediacy.
4. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?
(a) Close to the end of the story.
(b) In the middle of the story.
(c) In an unjustified way.
(d) In a justified way.
5. What is the main advantage of a first person narrative?
(a) To let the reader understand the world differently than the narrator sees it.
(b) To encourage the reader to accept the world as someone else sees it.
(c) To cause the reader to accept their own world.
(d) To let the reader see the world as someone else sees it.
6. Which one of the following is an example of a character that remains unchanged?
(a) A character who changes involuntarily.
(b) A character who only changes around specific characters.
(c) A character who wants to change, but cannot.
(d) A character who pretends to change.
7. What can a third person narrative suffer from?
(a) A closeness in time.
(b) A closeness in space.
(c) A distance in space.
(d) A distance in time.
8. What is a Representation perspective?
(a) A narrative that influences the reader how to respond to the story.
(b) A narrative that reminds the reader they are being told a story.
(c) A narrative that allows the reader to forget they are being read a story.
(d) A narrative that prevents the reader from responding to a story.
9. What will the writer have with more important characters and changes?
(a) Less of a need to explain the transformation.
(b) Less time to explain the transformation.
(c) More time to explain the transformation.
(d) More of a need to explain the transformation.
10. According to the author in Chapter 10, what is comedy almost always about?
11. Which tenses are the most commonly used?
(a) Present, past, or future tense.
(b) Past or future tense.
(c) Present or future tense.
(d) Present or past tense.
12. What is one of fiction's most important purposes?
(a) To make the reader feel more uncomfortable.
(b) To make the reader feel less sorrow.
(c) To make the reader feel more sorrow.
(d) To make the reader feel less uncomfortable.
13. What is the result of a narrative that feels like an act of memory?
(a) An increased intimacy.
(b) A lack of intimacy.
(c) A lack of repetition.
(d) An increase in repetition.
14. What is a common reaction to a change?
(a) People might be fearful of it.
(b) People might be saddened by it.
(c) People might be confused by it.
(d) People might be amused by it.
15. What type of influences might cause a character to change?
(a) The influence of circumstances, but not characters.
(b) The influence of other characters, but not circumstances.
(c) The influence of other characters or circumstances.
(d) The influence of neither other characters nor circumstances.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?
2. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?
3. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?
4. How do the motives of a believable character affect the direction of the story?
5. What is an omniscient narrator?
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