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. What is a common reaction to a change?

2. Which tenses are the most commonly used?

3. In order to help make a character more believable, how should the details be presented?

4. Which character in Pygmalion does the author use as an example of a character that changes him or herself?

5. Which one of the following is an example listed in Chapter 12 of a transformation causing consequence that is beyond a character's control?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the illusion of truth created?

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

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

5. What are some of the limitations and advantages of the first person narrative?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Exaggeration is one of the techniques discussed for adding interest to characters and events.

1) Describe what exaggeration is, when it is used, and how it is applied.

2) List some examples of the types of stories that exaggeration can be used in along with why it is effective in them.

3) Explain about the precautions that the author gives when using exaggeration in a story and why it needs to be logical or justified.

Essay Topic 2

There are four basic factors that can be found in all narrative writing.

1) Describe milieu, how it works, and which stories feature it as the primary narrative.

2) Explain what the idea of a story is, which stories revolve around it, and how it changes the way the characters are developed.

3) Define character, the difficulties associated with a narrative based on character, and the techniques a writer can use to overcome them.

4) Explain what the event is, which types of stories are based on it, and the way fiction can use events to help make reality seem more logical.

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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