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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In a work in which the author classifies novels by weather, how many different headings are there?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Nine.

4. Storytelling is the ____________ aspect of the novel.
(a) Ridiculous.
(b) Extraneous.
(c) Fundamental.
(d) Controversial.

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

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

7. To be a true critic of literature, one must do what?
(a) Write.
(b) Listen.
(c) Read.
(d) Study.

8. Forster gives his series of lectures on the Aspects of the Novel at Trinity College at _______________.
(a) Oxford University.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) Cambridge University.
(d) Harvard University.

9. Forster surmises that the character Moll was born out the author's experience in _____________.
(a) College.
(b) Politics.
(c) Prison.
(d) War.

10. The purpose of food in fiction is mostly a ____________ one.
(a) Substance.
(b) Sustenance.
(c) Social.
(d) Subtley.

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

12. What are flat characters called in the seventeenth century?
(a) Flaties.
(b) Humorous.
(c) Paper thin.
(d) Humans.

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

14. What does Forster call characters like Miss Grizzle in The Antiquary?
(a) Pointless blobs.
(b) Ragged ends.
(c) Clever ploys.
(d) Annoying bits.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The critic Norman Douglas writes an open letter to which author?

2. What year does Charles Dickens publish Great Expectations?

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

4. Flat characters are seldom used in what type of novels?

5. Which author has numerous flat characters who can express themselves in a single sentence?

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