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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which incidents in the story must the narrator be present for in order to make a first person narrative effective?
(a) The major and the minor incidents.
(b) The major incidents.
(c) Neither the major nor the minor incidents.
(d) The minor incidents.

2. What is one of fiction's most important purposes?
(a) To make the reader feel less uncomfortable.
(b) To make the reader feel more sorrow.
(c) To make the reader feel more uncomfortable.
(d) To make the reader feel less sorrow.

3. What is a viewpoint narrator?
(a) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of the reader.
(b) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of only the major characters.
(c) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of a single character.
(d) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of only the minor characters.

4. How much fiction uses random transformation?
(a) None.
(b) All.
(c) Some.
(d) Most.

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

6. Besides an individually defined character, what does the narrator of a first person story need?
(a) A reason for telling the story.
(b) A reason for his/her actions in the story.
(c) A knowledge of the major characters.
(d) A knowledge of all other characters.

7. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?
(a) When a character makes another character go along with something neither one of them believe.
(b) When a character refuses to go along with something they cannot believe.
(c) When a character goes along with something they cannot believe.
(d) When a character makes another character go along with something they cannot believe.

8. According to the author in Chapter 10, what is comedy almost always about?
(a) Pain.
(b) Accidents.
(c) Betrayal.
(d) Vengeance.

9. How do the motives of a believable character affect the direction of the story?
(a) They abandon the direction of the story.
(b) They do not affect the direction of the story.
(c) They keep the direction of the story on track.
(d) They change the direction of the story.

10. How can a character effectively have a random transformation?
(a) Only in a world where no one else changes.
(b) Only in a world where random change is abnormal.
(c) Only in a world where random change is normal.
(d) Only in a world where everyone else changes.

11. What is the result of a narrative that feels like an act of memory?
(a) A lack of repetition.
(b) An increased intimacy.
(c) A lack of intimacy.
(d) An increase in repetition.

12. How can changes in people be perceived by others?
(a) They might not understand it.
(b) They will always understand it.
(c) They will never understand it.
(d) They might not want to understand it.

13. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?
(a) In an unjustified way.
(b) Close to the end of the story.
(c) In a justified way.
(d) In the middle of the story.

14. How much impact does sound have on the types of voices the author is discussing in Chapter 13?
(a) It has an average impact on it.
(b) It has no impact on it.
(c) It is only a small part of it.
(d) It is a major part of it.

15. What type of speech patterns do people use when they are talking into a recorder?
(a) Their dictation dialect.
(b) A lower voice than normal.
(c) Their normal speaking voice.
(d) A higher voice than normal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the other words used by the author to describe random transformations in characters?

2. Which Irish novelist does the author refer to when describing characters that change from situations beyond their control?

3. What is the number of characters available to a writer, according to the author in Chapter 18?

4. In the author's opinion, what must a transformation be?

5. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?

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