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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 should the motives reveal when making a character more believable?
(a) Strengths.
(b) Character.
(c) Flaws.
(d) Events.

2. 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.

3. What will the writer have with more important characters and changes?
(a) Less time to explain the transformation.
(b) More of a need to explain the transformation.
(c) More time to explain the transformation.
(d) Less of a need to explain the transformation.

4. What difficulty exists when writing a first person narrative?
(a) The closeness in space.
(b) The distance in time.
(c) The closeness in time.
(d) The distance in space.

5. Which one of the following is not given in Chapter 12 as a reason for characters to change themselves?
(a) External circumstances.
(b) Will.
(c) Action.
(d) Greed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What effect does writing down words have as opposed to speaking them?

2. In the author's opinion, what must a transformation be?

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

4. How does the author describe the world created in a first person narrative in Chapter 16?

5. How can a character appear to change while remaining unchanged?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How can a presentation perspective and a representation perspective be successfully applied?

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

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

8. What is the difference between a presentation and a representation perspective?

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

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

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