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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 character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?
(a) Eliza.
(b) Higgins.
(c) Clara.
(d) Freddy.

2. What difficulty exists when writing a first person narrative?
(a) The closeness in time.
(b) The distance in time.
(c) The distance in space.
(d) The closeness in space.

3. How are "showing" and "telling" defined?
(a) Showing affects only the characters, telling affects only the events.
(b) Showing affects only the events, telling affects only the characters.
(c) Showing gives a sense of immediacy, telling gives a sense of passivity.
(d) Showing gives a sense of passivity, telling gives a sense of immediacy.

4. According to the author in Chapter 13, what is the writer's responsibility?
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) To say things in a clear and evocative way.
(c) To say things in a clear, yet not necessarily evocative way.
(d) To say things in an evocative, yet not necessarily clear way.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What can happen when an abnormal tense is chosen by a writer?

3. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?

4. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Representation perspective?

5. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the techniques for interjecting humor?

3. What can contribute to a powerful sense of attitude for a character?

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

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

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

7. What is "controlled disbelief"?

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

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

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

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