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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What style of writing is effective in combining the telling of a story with the reason it is being told?
(a) Comic writing.
(b) Mystery writing.
(c) Adventure writing.
(d) Dramatic writing.

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

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

5. What distinguishes a first person narrative from other forms?
(a) It is slightly less intimate.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) It is much more intimate.
(d) It is slightly more intimate.

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

7. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?
(a) In a justified way.
(b) In the middle of the story.
(c) In an unjustified way.
(d) Close to the end of the story.

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

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

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

11. 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 telling the story.
(c) A reason for his/her actions in the story.
(d) A knowledge of the major characters.

12. What type of speech patterns do people use when they are talking into a recorder?
(a) Their normal speaking voice.
(b) A lower voice than normal.
(c) A higher voice than normal.
(d) Their dictation dialect.

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

14. 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) Thomas Hardy.
(c) C. S. Forester.
(d) D. H. Lawrence.

15. What is the main advantage of a first person narrative?
(a) To let the reader see the world as someone else sees it.
(b) To encourage the reader to accept the world as someone else sees it.
(c) To let the reader understand the world differently than the narrator sees it.
(d) To cause the reader to accept their own world.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does a character have for going through a random transformation?

2. How do the motives of a believable character affect the direction of the story?

3. How can a character effectively have a random transformation?

4. Which series of novels by Robert Parker are listed as an example of characters that are influenced to change?

5. What type of attitude should a character have with reference to events?

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