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

2. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?
(a) The reader will not understand why the author has not delivered anything.
(b) The reader will not expect the things that the author will deliver.
(c) The reader will expect things that the author will not deliver.
(d) The reader will not understand the things that the author will deliver.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following is an example listed in Chapter 12 of a transformation causing consequence that is beyond a character's control?

2. What is an omniscient narrator?

3. According to the author in Chapter 10, what is comedy almost always about?

4. What type of speech patterns do people use when they are talking into a recorder?

5. What does the term, "take", describe in a comedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways can a character change him/herself?

2. What is comedy usually the result of, and what is humor based on?

3. How can a random transformation be written if it seems to occur for no reason?

4. How do "showing" and "telling" affect the story?

5. What is the difference between first person narrative and third person narrative?

6. What happens when a reader interprets a change in a character that was not intended?

7. How can a presentation perspective and a representation perspective be successfully applied?

8. What are the most common tenses used in narration and how does the author describe the risks involved with using different ones?

9. How is the illusion of truth created?

10. What is the value of justification and how does a writer decide the amount to include in a story?

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