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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Forster say it is impossible to study about literature?
(a) Value.
(b) Tradition.
(c) Reason.
(d) Plot.

2. Which character from the novel Evan Harrington is a good example of a memorable flat character?
(a) Jane Elliot.
(b) The Count of Denmark.
(c) The Countess.
(d) Becky Sharp.

3. Characters _______ daily life, not coincide with it.
(a) Propel.
(b) Paint.
(c) Parallel.
(d) Process.

4. Who does Forster use as an example when he discusses the difference between real people and fictional people?
(a) Prince Albert.
(b) Queen Elizabeth.
(c) Queen Victoria.
(d) Princess Diana.

5. What is the name of the book that William George Clark wrote about his time in Spain?
(a) Gauchos.
(b) Galapogas.
(c) Gazpacho.
(d) Groucho.

6. Fictional characters come into the world more like what than human beings?
(a) Antics.
(b) Particles.
(c) Parcels.
(d) Animals.

7. How many hours of the day does Forster suppose should be devoted to love?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty-four.

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

9. Whose method with character does Forster believe has been misunderstood?
(a) Lawrence.
(b) Austen.
(c) Melville.
(d) Dickens.

10. Forster says that neither ________ nor anticipation is interested in Father Time.
(a) Memory.
(b) Loss.
(c) Love.
(d) Wisdom.

11. Forster says he is not analyzing The Antiquary, but rather _____________ it.
(a) Translating.
(b) Paraphrasing.
(c) Transcribing.
(d) Enlightening.

12. Flat characters are seldom used in what type of novels?
(a) Russian.
(b) German.
(c) English.
(d) French.

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

14. Which characters in The Antiquary does Forster say Scott introduced artlessly?
(a) The Gallentry.
(b) The Gallenhalls.
(c) The Glenwoods.
(d) The Glenallans.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Considering literature on the basis of time periods is the act of the ________________.

3. What are flat characters called in the seventeenth century?

4. Who is the first hypothetical person to whom Forster poses the question, "What does a novel do?"

5. As Forster begins the second section on People, he says that he turns from transplantation of characters to what?

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