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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do some readers interpret a change in a character that was not written to change?
(a) The reader did not understand the plot.
(b) The author did not understand the character when writing it.
(c) The author did not understand the reader.
(d) The reader did not understand the character when reading about it.

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

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

8. 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.

9. How much fiction uses random transformation?
(a) Most.
(b) All.
(c) None.
(d) Some.

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

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

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

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

14. In general, how do people write in comparison to the way they speak?
(a) They write better than they speak.
(b) They write worse than they speak.
(c) They write slower than they speak.
(d) They write faster than they speak.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 10, what is comedy almost always about?

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

3. What is a Presentation perspective?

4. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

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

(see the answer keys)

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