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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What reason does a character have for going through a random transformation?
(a) An unexplained reason.
(b) No reason.
(c) An illogical reason.
(d) A logical reason.
2. What is "justification"?
(a) Presenting details about a character to explain a past, present, or future event.
(b) Presenting details around an action as it is occurring to explain that action.
(c) Presenting actions early in a narrative to explain future actions.
(d) Presenting actions at the end of a narrative to explain earlier actions.
3. What effect does writing down words have as opposed to speaking them?
(a) Writing them down makes them less confusing.
(b) Writing them down makes the voice more formal.
(c) Writing them down makes them more confusing.
(d) Writing them down makes the voice more informal.
4. What is the benefit of an omniscient narrator?
(a) It can provide a better understanding of the events for a reader.
(b) It can provide a better understanding of the reasons behind the events for the reader.
(c) It can reveal more character in a way that is clearer.
(d) It can reveal more character in less time.
5. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?
(a) The author does not develop the character effectively.
(b) They only change in front of certain characters.
(c) They reveal the truth about who they were all along.
(d) The reader is misinterpreting the character.
6. How does the author describe the world created in a first person narrative in Chapter 16?
(a) Familiar and logical.
(b) Strange and twisted.
(c) Strange in an unreasonable way.
(d) Strange in a reasonable way.
7. What do third person narratives transcend?
(a) Understanding, but not awareness.
(b) Awareness, but not understanding.
(c) Awareness and understanding.
(d) Neither awareness nor understanding.
8. From what perspective is the narrative being written?
(a) What the narrator believes he/she is saying.
(b) What the reader is hearing.
(c) What the narrator wants the reader to hear.
(d) What the reader wants to hear.
9. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?
(a) In a justified way.
(b) In an unjustified way.
(c) Close to the end of the story.
(d) In the middle of the story.
10. What is it that changes the control a writer has when they write words down?
(a) The fact that a writer writes without thinking.
(b) The fact that a writer cannot hear the words.
(c) The fact that a writer speaks without thinking.
(d) The fact that a writer can see the words.
11. What is a Representation 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 read a story.
(d) A narrative that influences the reader how to respond to the story.
12. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?
(a) It slows the narrative down.
(b) It stops the narrative.
(c) It does not affect the narrative.
(d) It speeds the narrative up.
13. What is the result of a narrative that feels like an act of memory?
(a) An increase in repetition.
(b) A lack of repetition.
(c) An increased intimacy.
(d) A lack of intimacy.
14. Based on the author's quote at the end of Chapter 16, when is a first person narrative not worth doing?
(a) When it reveals the narrator's character.
(b) When it does not reveal the narrator's character.
(c) When it reveals the opinions of the narrator.
(d) When it does not reveal the opinions of the narrator.
15. What can happen when an abnormal tense is chosen by a writer?
(a) It replaces the story.
(b) It enhances the story.
(c) It draws more attention to the story.
(d) It draws attention away from the story.
Short Answer Questions
1. Besides an individually defined character, what does the narrator of a first person story need?
2. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?
3. What is a common reaction to a change?
4. In general, how do people write in comparison to the way they speak?
5. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?
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