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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

4. Whose characters does Forster describe as being as "flat as a photograph"?
(a) Leo Tolstoy.
(b) H.G. Wells.
(c) Charles Dickens.
(d) Jane Austen.

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

6. Forster discusses the death of the character Mrs.Proudie in a novel by whom?
(a) Tolstoy.
(b) Dickens.
(c) Trollope.
(d) Austen.

7. What is the name of the popular text William George Clark wrote?
(a) Globe Theater and Shakespeare.
(b) Shakespearean Globe.
(c) Shakespeare Around the Globe.
(d) Globe Shakespeare.

8. Where is Moll sent after she is caught stealing?
(a) Australia.
(b) Cuba.
(c) Florida.
(d) Virginia.

9. Forster says novelists find death to be ____________.
(a) Congenial.
(b) Controversial.
(c) Confusing.
(d) Coincindental.

10. Characters must not spread themselves out too far, but rather should ____________.
(a) Think small.
(b) Be consistent.
(c) Eat, drink, and be merry.
(d) Exercise mutual restraint.

11. Forster says that Virginia Woolf is a what?
(a) Fanatic.
(b) Failure.
(c) Futurist.
(d) Fantasist.

12. In what year does E.M. Forster present his lecture series, Aspects of the Novel?
(a) 1972.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1923.

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

14. What is the occupation of the husband Moll loves deeply in the novel?
(a) Barkeeper.
(b) Pickpocket.
(c) Highwayman.
(d) Doctor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The story appeals to what is ___________ in people.

2. Works that deal with real people are called what?

3. Forster considers what to be the enemy when studying literature?

4. What year does Charles Dickens publish Great Expectations?

5. Forster says that permanency is one of the illusions attached to what?

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