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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which one of the following is not given in Chapter 12 as a reason for characters to change themselves?
(d) External circumstances.
2. When is telling a story valuable to a narrative?
(a) Only when it explains a past action.
(b) Only when it advances future action.
(c) Only when it explains a present or future action.
(d) Only when it advances present action.
3. Which tenses are the most commonly used?
(a) Present or future tense.
(b) Present, past, or future tense.
(c) Past or future tense.
(d) Present or past tense.
4. What are the other words used by the author to describe random transformations in characters?
(a) Absurd and caused.
(b) Deliberate and uncaused.
(c) Deliberate and caused.
(d) Absurd and uncaused.
5. 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 random change is abnormal.
(c) Only in a world where no one else changes.
(d) Only in a world where everyone else changes.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is it that changes the control a writer has when they write words down?
2. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?
3. As explained in Chapter 12, which author wrote stories that featured characters that did not change by their own motives?
4. How much impact does sound have on the types of voices the author is discussing in Chapter 13?
5. What type of relationships can contribute to a character's attitude?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is "controlled disbelief"?
2. What creates believable characters, according to the author in, "The Serious Character: Make Us Believe"?
3. How does the importance of a character affect the change undergone, and what effect does it have on the writing of the narrative?
4. How is the illusion of truth created?
5. What are some of the limitations and advantages of the first person narrative?
6. What are some of the different voices a person uses based on the situation?
7. What are some of the ways a writer can develop a story around characters that do not change?
8. How can a writer explore a character's past?
9. What is comedy usually the result of, and what is humor based on?
10. How does the topic of transformations lead the author to an important reason that fiction exists?
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