Characters and Viewpoint Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

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. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?

3. What type of relationships can contribute to a character's attitude?

4. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?

5. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Representation perspective?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of truth in fiction by comparing the illusion of truth with the actual depiction of it. Include which one is present in fiction, how the writer adds it, and the way it affects the characters and events. Use the book to also provide examples that support your analysis.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the differences between the "showing" and "telling" style of narration, the purposes of each, and the techniques used for them. Use the book to describe at least 2 examples of each style and what they add to the story.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the main purpose of writing by answering the following:

1) What is the purpose of fiction and characters that are written effectively?

2) What is the expectations that a reader has of a fictional story and why?

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