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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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 is a major part of it.
(c) It is only a small part of it.
(d) It has no impact on it.

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

9. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?
(a) The reader will not expect the things that the author will 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 expect things that the author will not deliver.

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

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

12. How are "showing" and "telling" defined?
(a) Showing affects only the events, telling affects only the characters.
(b) Showing affects only the characters, telling affects only the events.
(c) Showing gives a sense of passivity, telling gives a sense of immediacy.
(d) Showing gives a sense of immediacy, telling gives a sense of passivity.

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

14. What type of influences might cause a character to change?
(a) The influence of circumstances, but not characters.
(b) The influence of other characters or circumstances.
(c) The influence of neither other characters nor circumstances.
(d) The influence of other characters, but not circumstances.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?

2. What is the fourth and final technique for interjecting humor listed by the author in Chapter 10?

3. What does the term, "take", describe in a comedy?

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

5. Which incidents in the story must the narrator be present for in order to make a first person narrative effective?

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