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. How can changes in people be perceived by others?

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

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

4. When is telling a story valuable to a narrative?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is "controlled disbelief"?

3. What choice must a writer make when using a first person narrative, and what should influence the decision?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transformations are a key part to the emotional connection between a reader and a fictional story.

1) Explain how transformations can be misunderstood or feared, and why fiction is a way for people to feel less uncomfortable.

2) Describe the way a character can be transformed in fiction based on external events and characters or events that they have no control over.

3) Describe how characters can transform themselves, the reasons for this type of change, and which stories feature it the most.

4) Describe why it is possible for a character to go through a random transformation, the difficulties in writing it, and how they can be overcome.

5) Analyze the different techniques available to writers when developing a transformation in characters.

Essay Topic 3

Define creative writing as an art form using examples of other mediums and how they differ from writing. Also, compare and contrast the storyteller and the writer, their responsibilities, and the ways they approach the story.

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