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. In the People section, Forster says that novelists are appealing to more than our _________ when it comes to the characters of a novel.
(a) Imagination.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Curiosity.
(d) Expectations.

2. In the introductory section, Forster quotes from whom to describe the duties of the critic?
(a) Sir Walter Scott.
(b) William George Clark.
(c) C.S. Lewis.
(d) T. S. Elliot.

3. What is the name of the young man in the first sentence of The Antiquary?
(a) Edie.
(b) Jonathon.
(c) Laurence.
(d) Lovel.

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

5. In Forster's opinion, what is the key failing of English fiction?
(a) Plot.
(b) Provincialism.
(c) Characters.
(d) Value.

Short Answer Questions

1. Forster considers a novel to be any fictitious prose over __________ words.

2. Who is the Antiquary in Scott's novel?

3. In a work in which the author classifies novels by weather, how many different headings are there?

4. The purpose of food in fiction is mostly a ____________ one.

5. Through characters, novels give the reader the illusion of _________________.

(see the answer key)

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