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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. In a comedy, what are the comedic interjections grounded in?
(a) Actions.
(b) Truth.
(c) Fiction.
(d) Conversation.

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

3. Which perspective is placed on the humor by a writer in a comedy?
(a) Skewed.
(b) Narrow.
(c) Reasonable.
(d) Unreasonable.

4. What is the main advantage of a first person narrative?
(a) To cause the reader to accept their own world.
(b) To let the reader see the world as someone else sees it.
(c) To let the reader understand the world differently than the narrator sees it.
(d) To encourage the reader to accept the world as someone else sees it.

5. How does a flashback affect the present narrative?
(a) It slows the narrative down.
(b) It stops the narrative.
(c) It speeds the narrative up.
(d) It does not affect the narrative.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of speech patterns do people use when they are talking into a recorder?

2. Which form of language requires more precision?

3. What style of writing is effective in combining the telling of a story with the reason it is being told?

4. How much freedom do characters have to change in comedy?

5. How do the motives of a believable character affect the direction of the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "controlled disbelief"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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