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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. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?
(a) Third person.
(b) First person.
(c) First person or third person.
(d) First person or second person.

2. What type of relationships can contribute to a character's attitude?
(a) Present.
(b) Past.
(c) Past, present, or future.
(d) Future.

3. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Representation perspective?
(a) Second person.
(b) First person or second person.
(c) Third person.
(d) First person.

4. What style of writing is effective in combining the telling of a story with the reason it is being told?
(a) Comic writing.
(b) Adventure writing.
(c) Dramatic writing.
(d) Mystery writing.

5. What are the three ways a writer should penetrate the mind or experience of the viewpoint narrator?
(a) Random, brief, and detailed.
(b) Cinematic, clear, and blurred.
(c) Cinematic, light, and deep.
(d) Random, shallow, and extensive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fourth and final technique for interjecting humor listed by the author in Chapter 10?

2. What does "controlled disbelief" refer to?

3. What makes the techniques for interjecting humor even more effective?

4. What can happen when an abnormal tense is chosen by a writer?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the advantages to using an omniscient or limited narration?

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

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

4. What is "controlled disbelief"?

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

6. What are the most common tenses used in narration and how does the author describe the risks involved with using different ones?

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

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

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

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

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