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 key contributor to a character's attitude?

2. What is a Representation perspective?

3. What happens if a disproportionate amount of justification is presented in a story?

4. What exists to provide justification for unexplained changes?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How is the illusion of truth created?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the reasons why a character must be believable and how a writer can create them in a way that makes them more believable. Use the book as a reference to provide examples of how major characters and minor characters are developed in fiction.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the presentation perspective with the representation perspective. Include a detailed definition of each one and their applications in fiction. Also, provide relevant examples of how a perspective can change a story and its characters.

Essay Topic 3

Although the sources of inspiration are unlimited, analyze the following three places that a writer can find ideas for new characters.

1) Describe all of the people, places, and events in a person's life that can provide ideas for characters.

2) Explain how writers can find new characters within themselves and how those characters can be applied to fiction.

3) Describe the process for finding new characters in the story itself as well as the past experiences of existing characters.

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