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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) Flaws.
(b) Events.
(c) Strengths.
(d) Character.

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

3. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?
(a) The reader will not understand why the author has not delivered anything.
(b) The reader will not expect the things that the author will deliver.
(c) The reader will not understand the things that the author will deliver.
(d) The reader will expect things that the author will not deliver.

4. What effect does writing down words have as opposed to speaking them?
(a) Writing them down makes them more confusing.
(b) Writing them down makes the voice more formal.
(c) Writing them down makes the voice more informal.
(d) Writing them down makes them less confusing.

5. What do third person narratives transcend?
(a) Neither awareness nor understanding.
(b) Understanding, but not awareness.
(c) Awareness, but not understanding.
(d) Awareness and understanding.

Short Answer Questions

1. As explained in Chapter 12, which author wrote stories that featured characters that did not change by their own motives?

2. When is telling a story valuable to a narrative?

3. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?

4. Which one of the following is an example listed in Chapter 12 of a transformation causing consequence that is beyond a character's control?

5. What does the term, "downplaying", refer to in comedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three levels in which a writer can penetrate the mind or experience of a viewpoint character?

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

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

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

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

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

7. In Chapter 18, how does the author describe the potential of a writer in finding characters?

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

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

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

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