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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 faster than they speak.
(d) They write slower than they speak.

2. What will the writer have with more important characters and changes?
(a) Less time to explain the transformation.
(b) More time to explain the transformation.
(c) Less of a need to explain the transformation.
(d) More of a need to explain the transformation.

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

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

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

6. 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) An internal voice.
(d) A voice used with children.

7. How should exaggeration be used when writing a comedy?
(a) With extreme caution.
(b) Within certain boundaries.
(c) Exaggeration should not be used in a comedy.
(d) With no boundaries.

8. What is the benefit of an omniscient narrator?
(a) It can provide a better understanding of the reasons behind the events for the reader.
(b) It can reveal more character in a way that is clearer.
(c) It can reveal more character in less time.
(d) It can provide a better understanding of the events for a reader.

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

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

11. Which incidents in the story must the narrator be present for in order to make a first person narrative effective?
(a) The major incidents.
(b) Neither the major nor the minor incidents.
(c) The minor incidents.
(d) The major and the minor incidents.

12. What types of details are necessary to make a character believable?
(a) Irrelevant, but appropriate.
(b) Irrelevant and inappropriate.
(c) Relevant, but inappropriate.
(d) Relevant and appropriate.

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

14. Which one of the following is an example listed in Chapter 12 of a transformation causing consequence that is beyond a character's control?
(a) Animalistic nature.
(b) Lack of intelligence.
(c) Arrogance.
(d) Gullibility.

15. What type of influences might cause a character to change?
(a) The influence of neither other characters nor circumstances.
(b) The influence of other characters or circumstances.
(c) The influence of circumstances, but not characters.
(d) The influence of other characters, but not circumstances.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is an omniscient narrator?

3. What is "justification"?

4. What is the number of characters available to a writer, according to the author in Chapter 18?

5. What type of speech patterns do people use when they are talking into a recorder?

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