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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?
2. What makes the techniques for interjecting humor even more effective?
(a) A logical or historical reason.
(b) An emotional or logical reason.
(c) An emotional, logical, or historical reason.
(d) An emotional or historical reason.
3. How can changes in people be perceived by others?
(a) They might not want to understand it.
(b) They will always understand it.
(c) They might not understand it.
(d) They will never understand it.
4. According to the author in the beginning of Chapter 12, what changes along with people?
(a) Their attitude.
(b) Their behavior.
(c) Their situation.
(d) Their goals.
5. 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.
6. In Chapter 11, what does the author state makes a character believable?
(a) The portrayal of truth.
(b) The allusion to truth.
(c) The illusion of truth.
(d) The absence of truth.
7. 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.
8. Which form of language requires more precision?
(b) Neither writing nor speaking requires precision.
(c) Writing and speaking both require the same amount of precision.
9. What is the amount of justification proportionate to?
(a) The number of characters involved in the event being justified.
(b) The number of events involved in the character being justified.
(c) The character being justified.
(d) The event being justified.
10. How should exaggeration be used when writing a comedy?
(a) With extreme caution.
(b) Within certain boundaries.
(c) With no boundaries.
(d) Exaggeration should not be used in a comedy.
11. What is it that changes the control a writer has when they write words down?
(a) The fact that a writer writes without thinking.
(b) The fact that a writer speaks without thinking.
(c) The fact that a writer cannot hear the words.
(d) The fact that a writer can see the words.
12. 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 parents.
(b) An internal voice.
(c) A voice used with children.
(d) A telephone voice.
13. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?
(a) It does not affect the narrative.
(b) It stops the narrative.
(c) It speeds the narrative up.
(d) It slows the narrative down.
14. Besides an individually defined character, what does the narrator of a first person story need?
(a) A knowledge of the major characters.
(b) A reason for telling the story.
(c) A knowledge of all other characters.
(d) A reason for his/her actions in the story.
15. Why do some readers interpret a change in a character that was not written to change?
(a) The author did not understand the reader.
(b) The author did not understand the character when writing it.
(c) The reader did not understand the character when reading about it.
(d) The reader did not understand the plot.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the number of characters available to a writer, according to the author in Chapter 18?
2. In the author's opinion, what must a transformation be?
3. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?
4. When is telling a story valuable to a narrative?
5. What is one of fiction's most important purposes?
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