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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 one of fiction's most important purposes?
(a) To make the reader feel more uncomfortable.
(b) To make the reader feel less uncomfortable.
(c) To make the reader feel less sorrow.
(d) To make the reader feel more sorrow.

2. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?
(a) In the middle of the story.
(b) Close to the end of the story.
(c) In an unjustified way.
(d) In a justified way.

3. What is the fourth and final technique for interjecting humor listed by the author in Chapter 10?
(a) Timing.
(b) Eccentricity.
(c) Sarcasm.
(d) Role reversal.

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

5. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?
(a) A voice used with parents.
(b) An internal voice.
(c) A telephone voice.
(d) A voice used with children.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much impact does sound have on the types of voices the author is discussing in Chapter 13?

2. What should the writer avoid when defining the voice of a narrator?

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

4. Based on the author's quote at the end of Chapter 16, when is a first person narrative not worth doing?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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