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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) Inconceivable.
(b) Unconventional.
(c) Unacceptable.
(d) Incongruous.

2. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?
(a) Flashbacks.
(b) Omens.
(c) History.
(d) Fiction.

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

4. What is a key contributor to a character's attitude?
(a) The past, present, and future.
(b) The past.
(c) The future.
(d) The present.

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

6. What is it that changes the control a writer has when they write words down?
(a) The fact that a writer can see the words.
(b) The fact that a writer speaks without thinking.
(c) The fact that a writer writes without thinking.
(d) The fact that a writer cannot hear the words.

7. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?
(a) They reveal the truth about who they were all along.
(b) The reader is misinterpreting the character.
(c) The author does not develop the character effectively.
(d) They only change in front of certain characters.

8. What is a Presentation perspective?
(a) A narrative that reminds the reader they are being told a story.
(b) A narrative that allows the reader to forget they are being told a story.
(c) A narrative that prevents the reader from responding to a story.
(d) A narrative that influences the reader how to respond to the story.

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

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

11. In general, how do people write in comparison to the way they speak?
(a) They write worse than they speak.
(b) They write better than they speak.
(c) They write faster than they speak.
(d) They write slower than they speak.

12. What must happen when a narrator does not describe an event in a first person narration?
(a) There should be a clear and valid justification.
(b) There should be more than one event taking place at the same time.
(c) There should be a similar event before the one not described.
(d) There should be a similar event after the one not described.

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

14. What should the writer avoid when defining the voice of a narrator?
(a) Overuse of metaphors.
(b) Underuse of metaphors.
(c) Overuse of speech habit.
(d) Underuse of speech habit.

15. How much freedom do characters have to change in comedy?
(a) Less.
(b) Only the central character can change in comedy.
(c) More.
(d) None.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following is an example of a character that remains unchanged?

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

3. What is a viewpoint narrator?

4. Which one of the following is not given in Chapter 12 as a reason for characters to change themselves?

5. According to the author in Chapter 10, what is comedy almost always about?

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