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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In order to help make a character more believable, how should the details be presented?
(a) Gradually.
(b) Sporadically.
(c) Quickly.
(d) Pertinently.

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

3. According to the author in the beginning of Chapter 12, what changes along with people?
(a) Their behavior.
(b) Their situation.
(c) Their goals.
(d) Their attitude.

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

5. From what perspective is the narrative being written?
(a) What the reader is hearing.
(b) What the narrator believes he/she is saying.
(c) What the narrator wants the reader to hear.
(d) What the reader wants to hear.

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

7. What is "justification"?
(a) Presenting actions early in a narrative to explain future actions.
(b) Presenting details about a character to explain a past, present, or future event.
(c) Presenting details around an action as it is occurring to explain that action.
(d) Presenting actions at the end of a narrative to explain earlier actions.

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

9. What is a common reaction to a change?
(a) People might be saddened by it.
(b) People might be fearful of it.
(c) People might be confused by it.
(d) People might be amused by it.

10. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?
(a) A telephone voice.
(b) A voice used with children.
(c) A voice used with parents.
(d) An internal voice.

11. What does the term, "downplaying", refer to in comedy?
(a) Making less of a triumph instead of more.
(b) Making more of a triumph instead of less.
(c) Making more of a setback instead of less.
(d) Making less of a setback instead of more.

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

13. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?
(a) The reader will expect things that the author will not deliver.
(b) The reader will not understand why the author has not delivered anything.
(c) The reader will not understand the things that the author will deliver.
(d) The reader will not expect the things that the author will deliver.

14. What types of details are necessary to make a character believable?
(a) Irrelevant, but appropriate.
(b) Relevant, but inappropriate.
(c) Relevant and appropriate.
(d) Irrelevant and inappropriate.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?

2. How should exaggeration be used when writing a comedy?

3. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?

4. What is the result of a narrative that feels like an act of memory?

5. What are the three ways a writer should penetrate the mind or experience of the viewpoint narrator?

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