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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In the People section, Forster says that novelists are appealing to more than our _________ when it comes to the characters of a novel.
(a) Imagination.
(b) Expectations.
(c) Curiosity.
(d) Intelligence.

5. Fictional characters come into the world more like what than human beings?
(a) Animals.
(b) Parcels.
(c) Particles.
(d) Antics.

6. What novel does Forster refer to as his eternal summer?
(a) The Swiss Family Robinson.
(b) War and Peace.
(c) The Antiquary.
(d) The Old Wives' Tale.

7. Which character from the novel Evan Harrington is a good example of a memorable flat character?
(a) Becky Sharp.
(b) Jane Elliot.
(c) The Countess.
(d) The Count of Denmark.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Which author does Forster say is a genius with characters who are caricatures?
(a) Trollope.
(b) Dickens.
(c) Austen.
(d) Sterne.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Forster say is the real hero of The Old Wives' Tale?

2. How many hours of the day does Forster suppose should be devoted to love?

3. Forster says that Virginia Woolf is a what?

4. To be a true critic of literature, one must do what?

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

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