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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Forster's third set of excerpts in the Introduction are from Virgina Woolf and _______________.
(a) Laurence Sterne.
(b) Sir Walter Scott.
(c) Henry James.
(d) Samuel Richardson.

4. According to Forster, the story is the ___________ of a voice in the novel.
(a) Repository.
(b) Backbone.
(c) Requirement.
(d) Border.

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

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

7. Which novel does Forster say has a sense of space?
(a) War and Peace.
(b) Emma.
(c) War of the Worlds.
(d) The Antiquary.

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

9. The secret lives of people in novels are __________.
(a) Visible.
(b) Invisible.
(c) Imperfect.
(d) Mysterious.

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

11. Who is the Antiquary in Scott's novel?
(a) Lovel.
(b) Edie Ochiltree.
(c) Miss Grizzle.
(d) Jonathon Oldbuck.

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

13. Who is the second hypothetical person to whom Forster poses the question, "What does a novel do?"
(a) A writer.
(b) A bus driver.
(c) A zookeeper.
(d) A golfer.

14. What does Forster believe a good novel is "sogged with"?
(a) Story.
(b) Plot.
(c) Humanity.
(d) Action.

15. Forster considers what to be the enemy when studying literature?
(a) Place.
(b) Value.
(c) Time.
(d) Mood.

Short Answer Questions

1. In The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders, the character is _____________.

2. Forster refers to characters as ________ created by the novelist.

3. A novel that does not include an aspect of time is _____________.

4. How does Forster say he would answer the question, "What does a novel do?"

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

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