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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As explained in Chapter 12, which author wrote stories that featured characters that did not change by their own motives?
(a) C. S. Forester.
(b) Thomas Hardy.
(c) A A Milne.
(d) D. H. Lawrence.

2. 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 less time.
(c) It can reveal more character in a way that is clearer.
(d) It can provide a better understanding of the reasons behind the events for the reader.

3. What should the writer avoid when defining the voice of a narrator?
(a) Underuse of metaphors.
(b) Overuse of speech habit.
(c) Underuse of speech habit.
(d) Overuse of metaphors.

4. What Ayn Rand book, mentioned in Chapter 12, features sympathetic characters that are not transformed, but unmasked?
(a) The Voice of Reason.
(b) The Fountainhead.
(c) We the Living.
(d) Anthem.

5. How do the motives of a believable character affect the direction of the story?
(a) They keep the direction of the story on track.
(b) They do not affect the direction of the story.
(c) They change the direction of the story.
(d) They abandon the direction of the story.

6. What are the most popular forms of narration?
(a) First person or second person.
(b) Second person or third person.
(c) First person, second person, or third person.
(d) First person or third person.

7. What is one of fiction's most important purposes?
(a) To make the reader feel more sorrow.
(b) To make the reader feel less sorrow.
(c) To make the reader feel more uncomfortable.
(d) To make the reader feel less uncomfortable.

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

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

10. 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 everyone else changes.
(c) Only in a world where random change is abnormal.
(d) Only in a world where no one else changes.

11. What is "justification"?
(a) Presenting actions at the end of a narrative to explain earlier actions.
(b) Presenting details about a character to explain a past, present, or future event.
(c) Presenting details around an action as it is occurring to explain that action.
(d) Presenting actions early in a narrative to explain future actions.

12. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Representation perspective?
(a) Third person.
(b) First person or second person.
(c) Second person.
(d) First person.

13. 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.

14. In Chapter 11, what does the author state makes a character believable?
(a) The absence of truth.
(b) The allusion to truth.
(c) The illusion of truth.
(d) The portrayal of truth.

15. What should the motives reveal when making a character more believable?
(a) Strengths.
(b) Character.
(c) Events.
(d) Flaws.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which form of language requires more precision?

2. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?

3. What type of motives should be included when writing a character that is more believable?

4. What reason does a character have for going through a random transformation?

5. How does the author describe the world created in a first person narrative in Chapter 16?

(see the answer keys)

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