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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 type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?
(a) First person or second person.
(b) First person.
(c) First person or third person.
(d) Third person.

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

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

4. What are the most popular forms of narration?
(a) First person or second person.
(b) First person, second person, or third person.
(c) Second person or third person.
(d) First person or third person.

5. Which tenses are the most commonly used?
(a) Present, past, or future tense.
(b) Past or future tense.
(c) Present or future tense.
(d) Present or past tense.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of fiction's most important purposes?

2. In general, how do people write in comparison to the way they speak?

3. What is the number of characters available to a writer, according to the author in Chapter 18?

4. What is a key contributor to a character's attitude?

5. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the illusion of truth created?

3. What is "controlled disbelief"?

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

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

6. In Chapter 18, how does the author describe the potential of a writer in finding characters?

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

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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