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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of humor is injected into a comedy?
(a) Unconventional.
(b) Inconceivable.
(c) Unacceptable.
(d) Incongruous.

2. 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) Thomas Hardy.
(c) A A Milne.
(d) D. H. Lawrence.

3. What are the other words used by the author to describe random transformations in characters?
(a) Deliberate and uncaused.
(b) Absurd and uncaused.
(c) Absurd and caused.
(d) Deliberate and caused.

4. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?
(a) It speeds the narrative up.
(b) It does not affect the narrative.
(c) It slows the narrative down.
(d) It stops the narrative.

5. What is an omniscient narrator?
(a) One that observes and understands the narrative, but does not have to comment on it.
(b) One that observes, understands, and comments on the narrative.
(c) One that observes and comments on the narrative, but does not have to understand it.
(d) One that comments on the narrative without observing or understanding it.

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

7. What is the amount of justification proportionate to?
(a) The event being justified.
(b) The number of characters involved in the event being justified.
(c) The number of events involved in the character being justified.
(d) The character being justified.

8. 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.

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

10. When is telling a story valuable to a narrative?
(a) Only when it explains a present or future action.
(b) Only when it advances present action.
(c) Only when it advances future action.
(d) Only when it explains a past action.

11. What is the number of characters available to a writer, according to the author in Chapter 18?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Five.
(c) Ten.
(d) Unlimited.

12. Which form of language requires more precision?
(a) Neither writing nor speaking requires precision.
(b) Speaking.
(c) Writing and speaking both require the same amount of precision.
(d) Writing.

13. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?
(a) First person.
(b) First person or second person.
(c) Third person.
(d) First person or third person.

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

15. Which Irish novelist does the author refer to when describing characters that change from situations beyond their control?
(a) Jonathan Swift.
(b) William Carleton.
(c) Charles Kickham.
(d) James Joyce.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?

3. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?

4. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?

5. In general, how do people write in comparison to the way they speak?

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