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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Forster quotes George Meredith as saying we must live by the ___________ or the block.
(a) Promise.
(b) Sword.
(c) Future.
(d) Pen.

2. A Meredithian plot resembles a series of what?
(a) Kiosks.
(b) Questions.
(c) Valleys.
(d) Mountains.

3. Flecker's Magic combines the kingdoms of magic and _________.
(a) Common sense.
(b) Transcendent reflection.
(c) Emotions.
(d) Poetry.

4. Aristotle said characters give the reader qualities through _________.
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Narrative.
(c) Actions.
(d) Emotions.

5. Which one of the following is NOT an author that Forster considers to use prophecy well?
(a) Dostoevsky.
(b) Bronte.
(c) Joyce.
(d) Melville.

6. Who is the author of Moby Dick?
(a) Dostoevsky.
(b) Joyce.
(c) Melville.
(d) Bronte.

7. Which author does Forster refer to as a preacher, not a prophet?
(a) James Joyce.
(b) Fyodor Dostoevsky.
(c) George Eliot.
(d) Henry James.

8. What does prophecy require from the reader in addition to a suspension of a sense of humor?
(a) Curiosity.
(b) Humility.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Wisdom.

9. What is the setting of The Ambassadors?
(a) Alexandria.
(b) Paris.
(c) Rome.
(d) London.

10. In comparing music and literature, Forster says a novelist must try to achieve what?
(a) Expansion.
(b) Symmetry.
(c) Chaos.
(d) Song.

11. Forster says that Meredith was the greatest _____ that English fiction ever produced.
(a) Contriver.
(b) Writer.
(c) Plotter.
(d) Failure.

12. Forster says if rhythm is done badly it hardens into a what?
(a) Joke.
(b) Song.
(c) Symbol.
(d) Parody.

13. What does Forster call the small gods that he says haunt us today?
(a) Sprites.
(b) Imps.
(c) Fairies.
(d) Pixies.

14. Forster wonders if there is any rhythm in novels comparable to ____________.
(a) Symphony No. 3.
(b) Pastoral Symphony.
(c) Symphony No. 7.
(d) The Fifth Symphony.

15. Who does Forster say is a character type that is seen in many Henry James novels?
(a) Mamie.
(b) Mama.
(c) Missie.
(d) Maude.

Short Answer Questions

1. The novel Joseph Andrews is an adaptation of what novel?

2. Who is the author of Roman Pictures?

3. Which George Eliot novel does Forster refer to in his discussion of prophecy?

4. Forster says it is wrong to see the __________ in Moby Dick as a symbol.

5. Who is the one living prophetic novelist that Forster names at the time of his lecture series?

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