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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 types of details are necessary to make a character believable?
(a) Relevant, but inappropriate.
(b) Irrelevant and inappropriate.
(c) Irrelevant, but appropriate.
(d) Relevant and appropriate.

2. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?
(a) Eliza.
(b) Higgins.
(c) Freddy.
(d) Clara.

3. What is an omniscient narrator?
(a) One that observes and understands the narrative, but does not have to comment on it.
(b) One that comments on the narrative without observing or understanding it.
(c) One that observes, understands, and comments on the narrative.
(d) One that observes and comments on the narrative, but does not have to understand it.

4. What is a Representation perspective?
(a) A narrative that influences the reader how to respond to the story.
(b) A narrative that allows the reader to forget they are being read a story.
(c) A narrative that reminds the reader they are being told a story.
(d) A narrative that prevents the reader from responding to a story.

5. Besides an individually defined character, what does the narrator of a first person story need?
(a) A knowledge of the major characters.
(b) A reason for telling the story.
(c) A reason for his/her actions in the story.
(d) A knowledge of all other characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a common reaction to a change?

2. What difficulty exists when writing a first person narrative?

3. What are the other words used by the author to describe random transformations in characters?

4. What is one of fiction's most important purposes?

5. Which tenses are the most commonly used?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the illusion of truth created?

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

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

5. What are some of the consequences that are beyond a character's control and provoke a transformation?

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

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

8. What is "controlled disbelief"?

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

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

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