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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 the benefit of an omniscient narrator?
(a) It can reveal more character in a way that is clearer.
(b) It can provide a better understanding of the reasons behind the events for the reader.
(c) It can reveal more character in less time.
(d) It can provide a better understanding of the events for a reader.

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

3. What is the number of characters available to a writer, according to the author in Chapter 18?
(a) Unlimited.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty.

4. What type of speech patterns do people use when they are talking into a recorder?
(a) Their normal speaking voice.
(b) Their dictation dialect.
(c) A higher voice than normal.
(d) A lower voice than normal.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?

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

3. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?

4. What type of relationships can contribute to a character's attitude?

5. What is "justification"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

4. In what ways can a character change him/herself?

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

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

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

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

9. What choice must a writer make when using a first person narrative, and what should influence the decision?

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

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