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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. 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.

2. What type of humor is injected into a comedy?
(a) Inconceivable.
(b) Incongruous.
(c) Unacceptable.
(d) Unconventional.

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

4. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?
(a) History.
(b) Fiction.
(c) Flashbacks.
(d) Omens.

5. Which incidents in the story must the narrator be present for in order to make a first person narrative effective?
(a) The major and the minor incidents.
(b) The minor incidents.
(c) Neither the major nor the minor incidents.
(d) The major incidents.

Short Answer Questions

1. How can a character effectively have a random transformation?

2. What type of motives should be included when writing a character that is more believable?

3. What is "justification"?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the limitations and advantages of the first person narrative?

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

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

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

8. What is the difference between first person narrative and third person narrative?

9. How is the illusion of truth created?

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

(see the answer keys)

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