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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which form of language requires more precision?
(a) Writing.
(b) Writing and speaking both require the same amount of precision.
(c) Speaking.
(d) Neither writing nor speaking requires precision.

2. What is a Presentation perspective?
(a) A narrative that reminds the reader they are being told a story.
(b) A narrative that prevents the reader from responding to a story.
(c) A narrative that allows the reader to forget they are being told a story.
(d) A narrative that influences the reader how to respond to the story.

3. What type of humor is injected into a comedy?
(a) Unconventional.
(b) Unacceptable.
(c) Incongruous.
(d) Inconceivable.

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

5. 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.

6. Which Irish novelist does the author refer to when describing characters that change from situations beyond their control?
(a) Jonathan Swift.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) William Carleton.
(d) Charles Kickham.

7. 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 only changes around specific characters.
(c) A character who changes involuntarily.
(d) A character who pretends to change.

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

9. In the author's opinion, what must a transformation be?
(a) Complete.
(b) Logical.
(c) Justified and logical.
(d) Justified.

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

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

12. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?
(a) The author does not develop the character effectively.
(b) The reader is misinterpreting the character.
(c) They reveal the truth about who they were all along.
(d) They only change in front of certain characters.

13. What is the benefit of an omniscient narrator?
(a) It can provide a better understanding of the events for a 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 reasons behind the events for the reader.

14. What is the main advantage of a first person narrative?
(a) To let the reader understand the world differently than the narrator sees it.
(b) To cause the reader to accept their own world.
(c) To let the reader see the world as someone else sees it.
(d) To encourage the reader to accept the world as someone else sees it.

15. What is it that changes the control a writer has when they write words down?
(a) The fact that a writer speaks without thinking.
(b) The fact that a writer writes without thinking.
(c) The fact that a writer cannot hear the words.
(d) The fact that a writer can see the words.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which series of novels by Robert Parker are listed as an example of characters that are influenced to change?

2. Which tenses are the most commonly used?

3. Which incidents in the story must the narrator be present for in order to make a first person narrative effective?

4. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?

5. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

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