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1. Fisher believes that human nature is epitomized
A. storytelling.
2. Which of the following is one of the assumptions of the prevailing rational-world paradigm?
B. People are essentially rational.
3. Which of the following is one of the assumptions of the narrative paradigm?
A. We make decisions on the basis of good reasons.
4. The ultimate test of narrative coherence is whether or not
A. the characters act in a reliable manner.
5. To the extent that the details of the story portray the world we live in, the narrative has
B. fidelity.
6. Fisher believes that stories can be evaluated using the twin tests of narrative
C. coherence and fidelity
7. According to Fisher, the ideal audience
guided by humane values in determining good reasons
8. One critic of Fisher’s theory charges that his narrative paradigm
D. cannot explain the persuasive power of evil stories
9. Which of the following is not one of the values that Fisher believes shapes our logic of good reasons
C. rationality
10. The narrative paradigm has been criticized because
B. the standard of narrative fidelity implies that good stories can only reinforce—rather than challenge—the values of the audience