Aspects of the Novel Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Forster call characters like Miss Grizzle in The Antiquary?
(a) Annoying bits.
(b) Clever ploys.
(c) Ragged ends.
(d) Pointless blobs.

2. What novel does Forster refer to as his eternal summer?
(a) The Swiss Family Robinson.
(b) War and Peace.
(c) The Old Wives' Tale.
(d) The Antiquary.

3. All writers, regardless of time period or subject matter, write because of what?
(a) Greed.
(b) Frustration.
(c) Inspiration.
(d) Desire.

4. What subject do the excerpts of H.G. Wells and Charles Dickens that Forster compares in the Introduction both describe?
(a) Weddings.
(b) Funerals.
(c) Love.
(d) Christmas.

5. Forster compares the story as the _________ of the novel.
(a) Enemy.
(b) Parent.
(c) Pet.
(d) Tapeworm.

Short Answer Questions

1. Novelists unintentionally make their characters overly sensitive to what?

2. What is the name of the popular text William George Clark wrote?

3. In what year does E.M. Forster present his lecture series, Aspects of the Novel?

4. What does Forster use as an example of something all humans have that rarely gets mentioned in novels?

5. In the introductory section, Forster quotes from whom to describe the duties of the critic?

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