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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. How can a character effectively have a random transformation?
(a) Only in a world where no one else changes.
(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 random change is normal.

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

3. Why do some readers interpret a change in a character that was not written to change?
(a) The reader did not understand the plot.
(b) The reader did not understand the character when reading about it.
(c) The author did not understand the reader.
(d) The author did not understand the character when writing it.

4. What style of writing is effective in combining the telling of a story with the reason it is being told?
(a) Comic writing.
(b) Mystery writing.
(c) Dramatic writing.
(d) Adventure writing.

5. Which series of novels by Robert Parker are listed as an example of characters that are influenced to change?
(a) Philip Marlowe.
(b) Spenser.
(c) Sunny Randall.
(d) Jesse Stone.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which form of language requires more precision?

2. As explained in Chapter 12, which author wrote stories that featured characters that did not change by their own motives?

3. What should the motives reveal when making a character more believable?

4. What is a Representation perspective?

5. In the author's opinion, what must a transformation be?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the different voices a person uses based on the situation?

3. How can a writer explore a character's past?

4. How does the topic of transformations lead the author to an important reason that fiction exists?

5. What is the difference between an omniscient narrator and a viewpoint narrator?

6. What is the author's theory of how people experience transformations in life?

7. What are some of the ways a writer can develop a story around characters that do not change?

8. What are some of the consequences that are beyond a character's control and provoke a transformation?

9. How is the illusion of truth created?

10. What are the three levels in which a writer can penetrate the mind or experience of a viewpoint character?

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