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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is a key contributor to a character's attitude?
(a) The past, present, and future.
(b) The present.
(c) The future.
(d) The past.
2. What can happen when an abnormal tense is chosen by a writer?
(a) It draws more attention to the story.
(b) It replaces the story.
(c) It enhances the story.
(d) It draws attention away from the story.
3. How should exaggeration be used when writing a comedy?
(a) With no boundaries.
(b) With extreme caution.
(c) Exaggeration should not be used in a comedy.
(d) Within certain boundaries.
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 changes involuntarily.
(c) A character who only changes around specific characters.
(d) A character who pretends to change.
5. According to the author in Chapter 10, what is comedy almost always about?
6. Why do some readers interpret a change in a character that was not written to change?
(a) The reader did not understand the character when reading about it.
(b) The author did not understand the reader.
(c) The author did not understand the character when writing it.
(d) The reader did not understand the plot.
7. How much freedom do characters have to change in comedy?
(a) Only the central character can change in comedy.
8. How can a character effectively have a random transformation?
(a) Only in a world where random change is normal.
(b) Only in a world where no one else changes.
(c) Only in a world where everyone else changes.
(d) Only in a world where random change is abnormal.
9. 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 not expect the things that the author will deliver.
(c) The reader will expect things that the author will not deliver.
(d) The reader will not understand the things that the author will deliver.
10. What type of influences might cause a character to change?
(a) The influence of other characters or circumstances.
(b) The influence of circumstances, but not characters.
(c) The influence of other characters, but not circumstances.
(d) The influence of neither other characters nor circumstances.
11. 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 in an unreasonable way.
(d) Strange and twisted.
12. What is "justification"?
(a) Presenting actions early in a narrative to explain future actions.
(b) Presenting details about a character to explain a past, present, or future event.
(c) Presenting actions at the end of a narrative to explain earlier actions.
(d) Presenting details around an action as it is occurring to explain that action.
13. 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 has an average impact on it.
(c) It has no impact on it.
(d) It is only a small part of it.
14. According to the author in Chapter 13, what is the writer's responsibility?
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) To say things in a clear and evocative way.
(c) To say things in an evocative, yet not necessarily clear way.
(d) To say things in a clear, yet not necessarily evocative way.
15. What types of details are necessary to make a character believable?
(a) Irrelevant, but appropriate.
(b) Relevant and appropriate.
(c) Relevant, but inappropriate.
(d) Irrelevant and inappropriate.
Short Answer Questions
1. What should the motives reveal when making a character more believable?
2. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?
3. What reason does a character have for going through a random transformation?
4. What is the number of characters available to a writer, according to the author in Chapter 18?
5. What is the amount of justification proportionate to?
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