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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the author describe the world created in a first person narrative in Chapter 16?
(a) Strange in a reasonable way.
(b) Familiar and logical.
(c) Strange and twisted.
(d) Strange in an unreasonable way.

3. 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.

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

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

6. What is an omniscient narrator?
(a) One that observes, understands, and comments on the narrative.
(b) One that observes and comments on the narrative, but does not have to understand it.
(c) One that observes and understands the narrative, but does not have to comment on it.
(d) One that comments on the narrative without observing or understanding it.

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

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

9. 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.

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

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

12. What are the three ways a writer should penetrate the mind or experience of the viewpoint narrator?
(a) Random, brief, and detailed.
(b) Cinematic, light, and deep.
(c) Random, shallow, and extensive.
(d) Cinematic, clear, and blurred.

13. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?
(a) Freddy.
(b) Eliza.
(c) Higgins.
(d) Clara.

14. What must happen when a narrator does not describe an event in a first person narration?
(a) There should be a similar event before the one not described.
(b) There should be more than one event taking place at the same time.
(c) There should be a similar event after the one not described.
(d) There should be a clear and valid justification.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is a key contributor to a character's attitude?

4. What type of influences might cause a character to change?

5. What difficulty exists when writing a first person narrative?

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