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

2. What can a third person narrative suffer from?
(a) A closeness in space.
(b) A closeness in time.
(c) A distance in space.
(d) A distance in time.

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

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

5. What is a viewpoint narrator?
(a) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of a single character.
(b) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of only the minor characters.
(c) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of only the major characters.
(d) One that observes and comments on the narrative from the perspective of the reader.

6. What effect does writing down words have as opposed to speaking them?
(a) Writing them down makes them more confusing.
(b) Writing them down makes them less confusing.
(c) Writing them down makes the voice more informal.
(d) Writing them down makes the voice more formal.

7. What makes the techniques for interjecting humor even more effective?
(a) An emotional, logical, or historical reason.
(b) An emotional or logical reason.
(c) A logical or historical reason.
(d) An emotional or historical reason.

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

9. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?
(a) We the Living.
(b) The Fountainhead.
(c) The Voice of Reason.
(d) Anthem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why do some readers interpret a change in a character that was not written to change?

4. In the author's opinion, what must a transformation be?

5. From what perspective is the narrative being written?

(see the answer keys)

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