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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Besides an individually defined character, what does the narrator of a first person story need?
(a) A reason for telling the story.
(b) A knowledge of the major characters.
(c) A reason for his/her actions in the story.
(d) A knowledge of all other characters.

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

3. Which perspective is placed on the humor by a writer in a comedy?
(a) Narrow.
(b) Skewed.
(c) Unreasonable.
(d) Reasonable.

4. How much impact does sound have on the types of voices the author is discussing in Chapter 13?
(a) It is a major part of it.
(b) It is only a small part of it.
(c) It has an average impact on it.
(d) It has no impact on it.

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

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

7. How much freedom do characters have to change in comedy?
(a) Only the central character can change in comedy.
(b) None.
(c) More.
(d) Less.

8. As explained in Chapter 15, what is the time difference in "showing" and "telling"?
(a) Showing and telling take the same amount of time.
(b) Showing takes less time than telling.
(c) Showing takes more time than telling.
(d) The time for both showing and telling depends on the writer.

9. 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 a clear, yet not necessarily evocative way.
(c) To say things in an evocative, yet not necessarily clear way.
(d) None of the answers is correct.

10. In a comedy, what are the comedic interjections grounded in?
(a) Truth.
(b) Actions.
(c) Conversation.
(d) Fiction.

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

12. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?
(a) It slows the narrative down.
(b) It speeds the narrative up.
(c) It does not affect the narrative.
(d) It stops the narrative.

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

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

15. What type of attitude should a character have with reference to events?
(a) Vaguely defined.
(b) Inconsistent and changing.
(c) Clearly defined.
(d) Consistent and unchanging.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the term, "take", describe in a comedy?

2. What type of relationships can contribute to a character's attitude?

3. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

4. Which one of the following is an example listed in Chapter 12 of a transformation causing consequence that is beyond a character's control?

5. Which form of language requires more precision?

(see the answer keys)

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