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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 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.

2. In order to help make a character more believable, how should the details be presented?
(a) Gradually.
(b) Quickly.
(c) Pertinently.
(d) Sporadically.

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

4. What does the term, "take", describe in a comedy?
(a) When a character points out the absurdity of something.
(b) When a narrator points out the inaccuracies of something.
(c) When a narrator points out the seriousness of something.
(d) When a character points out the irony of something.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which tenses are the most commonly used?

2. As explained in Chapter 15, what is the time difference in "showing" and "telling"?

3. Which incidents in the story must the narrator be present for in order to make a first person narrative effective?

4. What can a third person narrative suffer from?

5. What makes the techniques for interjecting humor even more effective?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the importance of a character affect the change undergone, and what effect does it have on the writing of the narrative?

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

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

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

6. How is the illusion of truth created?

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

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

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

10. What is the difference between a presentation and a representation perspective?

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