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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. How are "showing" and "telling" defined?
(a) Showing gives a sense of passivity, telling gives a sense of immediacy.
(b) Showing gives a sense of immediacy, telling gives a sense of passivity.
(c) Showing affects only the characters, telling affects only the events.
(d) Showing affects only the events, telling affects only the characters.

2. From what perspective is the narrative being written?
(a) What the reader is hearing.
(b) What the narrator believes he/she is saying.
(c) What the narrator wants the reader to hear.
(d) What the reader wants to hear.

3. What does the term, "downplaying", refer to in comedy?
(a) Making more of a setback instead of less.
(b) Making more of a triumph instead of less.
(c) Making less of a setback instead of more.
(d) Making less of a triumph instead of more.

4. In the author's opinion, what must a transformation be?
(a) Justified and logical.
(b) Logical.
(c) Justified.
(d) Complete.

5. Which one of the following is not an example used by the author when listing the different voices people use?
(a) An internal voice.
(b) A telephone voice.
(c) A voice used with parents.
(d) A voice used with children.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is an omniscient narrator?

3. Which perspective is placed on the humor by a writer in a comedy?

4. Which one of the following is not given in Chapter 12 as a reason for characters to change themselves?

5. What is a Presentation perspective?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What can contribute to a powerful sense of attitude for a character?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What are some of the ways a writer can develop a story around characters that do not change?

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

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