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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which one of the following is an example of a character that remains unchanged?
(a) A character who changes involuntarily.
(b) A character who only changes around specific characters.
(c) A character who pretends to change.
(d) A character who wants to change, but cannot.

2. How much impact does sound have on the types of voices the author is discussing in Chapter 13?
(a) It is only a small part of it.
(b) It has an average impact on it.
(c) It is a major part of it.
(d) It has no impact on it.

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

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

5. How are "showing" and "telling" defined?
(a) Showing gives a sense of passivity, telling gives a sense of immediacy.
(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 immediacy, telling gives a sense of passivity.

6. What will the writer have with more important characters and changes?
(a) More of a need to explain the transformation.
(b) Less of a need to explain the transformation.
(c) More time to explain the transformation.
(d) Less time to explain the transformation.

7. As explained in Chapter 12, which author wrote stories that featured characters that did not change by their own motives?
(a) A A Milne.
(b) D. H. Lawrence.
(c) C. S. Forester.
(d) Thomas Hardy.

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

9. In Chapter 11, what does the author state makes a character believable?
(a) The allusion to truth.
(b) The portrayal of truth.
(c) The illusion of truth.
(d) The absence of truth.

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

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

12. 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) An internal voice.
(c) A voice used with children.
(d) A voice used with parents.

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

14. According to the author in Chapter 13, what is the writer's responsibility?
(a) To say things in an evocative, yet not necessarily clear way.
(b) To say things in a clear and evocative way.
(c) None of the answers is correct.
(d) To say things in a clear, yet not necessarily evocative way.

15. What is the benefit of an omniscient narrator?
(a) It can provide a better understanding of the events for a reader.
(b) It can provide a better understanding of the reasons behind the events for the reader.
(c) It can reveal more character in a way that is clearer.
(d) It can reveal more character in less time.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

2. In a comedy, what are the comedic interjections grounded in?

3. What should the motives reveal when making a character more believable?

4. What is it that changes the control a writer has when they write words down?

5. Which form of language requires more precision?

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