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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the other words used by the author to describe random transformations in characters?
(a) Absurd and uncaused.
(b) Deliberate and uncaused.
(c) Deliberate and caused.
(d) Absurd and caused.

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

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

4. What is an omniscient narrator?
(a) One that observes, understands, and comments on the narrative.
(b) One that comments on the narrative without observing or understanding it.
(c) One that observes and understands the narrative, but does not have to comment on it.
(d) One that observes and comments on the narrative, but does not have to understand it.

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

10. Which one of the following is not given in Chapter 12 as a reason for characters to change themselves?
(a) Action.
(b) Greed.
(c) External circumstances.
(d) Will.

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

12. In a comedy, what are the comedic interjections grounded in?
(a) Truth.
(b) Actions.
(c) Conversation.
(d) Fiction.

13. How much fiction uses random transformation?
(a) All.
(b) Some.
(c) None.
(d) Most.

14. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?
(a) Omens.
(b) Flashbacks.
(c) History.
(d) Fiction.

15. Which tenses are the most commonly used?
(a) Present or future tense.
(b) Past or future tense.
(c) Present, past, or future tense.
(d) Present or past tense.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which perspective is placed on the humor by a writer in a comedy?

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

3. In Chapter 11, what does the author state makes a character believable?

4. According to the author in the beginning of Chapter 12, what changes along with people?

5. How can changes in people be perceived by others?

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