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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. As explained in Chapter 12, which author wrote stories that featured characters that did not change by their own motives?
(a) A A Milne.
(b) Thomas Hardy.
(c) D. H. Lawrence.
(d) C. S. Forester.

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

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

4. What is the result of a narrative that feels like an act of memory?
(a) An increased intimacy.
(b) A lack of repetition.
(c) An increase in repetition.
(d) A lack of intimacy.

5. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?
(a) They only change in front of certain characters.
(b) The reader is misinterpreting the character.
(c) They reveal the truth about who they were all along.
(d) The author does not develop the character effectively.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which Irish novelist does the author refer to when describing characters that change from situations beyond their control?

3. How can changes in people be perceived by others?

4. What will the writer have with more important characters and changes?

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

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

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

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

5. What happens when a reader interprets a change in a character that was not intended?

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

7. What creates believable characters, according to the author in, "The Serious Character: Make Us Believe"?

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

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

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

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