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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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

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 does "controlled disbelief" refer to?
(a) When a character goes along with something they cannot believe.
(b) When a character makes another character go along with something neither one of them believe.
(c) When a character makes another character go along with something they cannot believe.
(d) When a character refuses to go along with something they cannot believe.

6. What difficulty exists when writing a first person narrative?
(a) The distance in space.
(b) The closeness in time.
(c) The closeness in space.
(d) The distance in time.

7. What is a key contributor to a character's attitude?
(a) The present.
(b) The future.
(c) The past.
(d) The past, present, and future.

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

9. What is the result of a narrative that feels like an act of memory?
(a) An increase in repetition.
(b) A lack of repetition.
(c) An increased intimacy.
(d) A lack of intimacy.

10. What type of motives should be included when writing a character that is more believable?
(a) Consistent and unchanging.
(b) Inconsistent and changing.
(c) Clearly defined.
(d) Vaguely defined.

11. 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 character points out the absurdity of something.
(d) When a narrator points out the seriousness of something.

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

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

14. 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 cannot hear the words.
(d) The fact that a writer can see the words.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?

2. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?

3. What is a Representation perspective?

4. What are the most popular forms of narration?

5. What should the writer avoid when defining the voice of a narrator?

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