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

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) Curiosity.
(b) Imagination.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Expectations.

2. The historian ______________, while the novelist creates.
(a) Regrets.
(b) Receives.
(c) Records.
(d) Retreats.

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

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

5. What is the silliest way Forster believes there is to classify novels?
(a) Author's names.
(b) Subject matter.
(c) Genre.
(d) Time period.

6. As Forster begins the second section on People, he says that he turns from transplantation of characters to what?
(a) Acclimation.
(b) Assertion.
(c) Assistance.
(d) Assimilation.

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

8. Who does Forster say saved his life by telling good stories?
(a) Scheherade.
(b) Stein.
(c) Austen.
(d) Bronte.

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

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

11. Who is the author of The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders?
(a) George Meredith.
(b) Charles Dickens.
(c) Anothony Trollope.
(d) Daniel Defoe.

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

13. Forster believes daily life is made up of time and ___________.
(a) Labor.
(b) Love.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Value.

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

15. The story appeals to what is ___________ in people.
(a) Melancholy.
(b) Primative.
(c) Modern.
(d) Progressive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Jane Austen character that Forster uses to illustrate "life like" aspects of characters?

2. In which novel does Forster say that the author bounces the reader around characters?

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

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

5. Forster gives his series of lectures on the Aspects of the Novel at Trinity College at _______________.

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