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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Considering literature on the basis of time periods is the act of the ________________.
(a) Scholar.
(b) Uneducated.
(c) Expert.
(d) Pseudo-scholar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Characters _______ daily life, not coincide with it.
(a) Propel.
(b) Parallel.
(c) Process.
(d) Paint.

10. Forster contends that while The Antiquary has suspense, it lacks what?
(a) Passion.
(b) Theme.
(c) Marketability.
(d) Story.

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

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

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

14. In The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders, the character is _____________.
(a) Secondary.
(b) Everything.
(c) Arbitrary.
(d) Existential.

15. What does Forster use as an example of something all humans have that rarely gets mentioned in novels?
(a) Glands.
(b) Toes.
(c) Hearts.
(d) Brains.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a work in which the author classifies novels by weather, how many different headings are there?

2. Forster believes daily life is made up of time and ___________.

3. Which author does the critic Percy Lubbock feel does not do a good job with point of view?

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

5. What is the name of the book that William George Clark wrote about his time in Spain?

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