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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who tries to abolish time in a novel according to Forster?
(a) Marcel Proust.
(b) Leo Tolstoy.
(c) Gertrude Stein.
(d) Sir Walter Scott.

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

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

4. Which author has numerous flat characters who can express themselves in a single sentence?
(a) Dickens.
(b) Tolstoy.
(c) Proust.
(d) Austen.

5. Forster starts his discussion of round characters with the novel ____________.
(a) War and Peace.
(b) Mansfield Park.
(c) Wuthering Heights.
(d) Emma.

6. Forster says characters are full of the spirit of what?
(a) Mutiny.
(b) Malice.
(c) Love.
(d) Amusement.

7. What does Forster use as an example of something all humans have that rarely gets mentioned in novels?
(a) Glands.
(b) Hearts.
(c) Toes.
(d) Brains.

8. Which author does the critic Percy Lubbock feel does not do a good job with point of view?
(a) Lawrence.
(b) Melville.
(c) Dickens.
(d) Tolstoy.

9. Novelists unintentionally make their characters overly sensitive to what?
(a) Food.
(b) Death.
(c) Birth.
(d) Love.

10. How does Forster say he would answer the question, "What does a novel do?"
(a) Sadly.
(b) Jubiently.
(c) Disgustedly.
(d) Angrily.

11. Which poet does Forster say has made eating somewhat sensuous in his poems?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Browning.
(c) Milton.
(d) Meredith.

12. A novel that does not include an aspect of time is _____________.
(a) Pointless.
(b) Poignant.
(c) Valueless.
(d) Valuable.

13. Forster refers to characters as ________ created by the novelist.
(a) Word masses.
(b) Children.
(c) Babies.
(d) Creatures.

14. The critic Norman Douglas writes an open letter to which author?
(a) Charles Dickens.
(b) Leo Tolstoy.
(c) Lawrence Sterne.
(d) D.H. Lawrence.

15. What does Scott accomplish in the first sentence of The Antiquary?
(a) Setting the scene.
(b) Boring the reader.
(c) Introducing the characters.
(d) Determine the plot.

Short Answer Questions

1. Forster says that neither ________ nor anticipation is interested in Father Time.

2. Forster discusses the death of the character Mrs.Proudie in a novel by whom?

3. Forster says that Virginia Woolf is a what?

4. What subject do the excerpts of H.G. Wells and Charles Dickens that Forster compares in the Introduction both describe?

5. Characters _______ daily life, not coincide with it.

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