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. In comedy, how should a transformation be presented?

3. What effect does writing down words have as opposed to speaking them?

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

5. What is the amount of justification proportionate to?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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