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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a Representation 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 read 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.

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

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

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

5. Which tenses are the most commonly used?
(a) Present or future tense.
(b) Present or past tense.
(c) Past or future tense.
(d) Present, past, or future tense.

6. What does the term, "take", describe in a comedy?
(a) When a narrator points out the inaccuracies of something.
(b) When a character points out the irony of something.
(c) When a narrator points out the seriousness of something.
(d) When a character points out the absurdity of something.

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

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

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

10. What reason does a character have for going through a random transformation?
(a) No reason.
(b) An unexplained reason.
(c) An illogical reason.
(d) A logical reason.

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

12. What type of relationships can contribute to a character's attitude?
(a) Future.
(b) Past.
(c) Past, present, or future.
(d) Present.

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

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

15. What is the fourth and final technique for interjecting humor listed by the author in Chapter 10?
(a) Eccentricity.
(b) Role reversal.
(c) Timing.
(d) Sarcasm.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is "justification"?

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

3. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Representation perspective?

4. What do third person narratives transcend?

5. What is a viewpoint narrator?

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