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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Forster say is the real hero of The Old Wives' Tale?
(a) Character.
(b) Value.
(c) Plot.
(d) Time.

3. What is the name of the book written by critic Percy Lubbock?
(a) The Art and Craft of Novel Writing.
(b) The Craft of Fiction.
(c) Critiques on Fiction.
(d) Novel Writing.

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

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

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

7. What is the name of the Jane Austen character that Forster uses to illustrate "life like" aspects of characters?
(a) Mr. Baker.
(b) Mrs. Bennet.
(c) Miss Bates.
(d) Elizabeth Bennet.

8. What is the only literary tool to have an effect on tyrants and savages?
(a) Suspense.
(b) Theme.
(c) Drama.
(d) Editing.

9. How many years separate the writing of Henry James and Samuel Richardson?
(a) 75.
(b) 150.
(c) 200.
(d) 160.

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

11. Forster refers to characters as ________ created by the novelist.
(a) Word masses.
(b) Children.
(c) Babies.
(d) Creatures.

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

13. What is the highest common factor to all novels?
(a) The story.
(b) The character.
(c) The plot.
(d) The theme.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whose characters does Forster describe as being as "flat as a photograph"?

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

4. Fictional characters come into the world more like what than human beings?

5. Where is Moll sent after she is caught stealing?

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