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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Forster believes that happiness and misery exist in the ___________.
(a) Author's imagination.
(b) After life.
(c) Literature.
(d) Secret life.

3. Who is the author of Boon?
(a) D.H. Lawrence.
(b) H.G. Wells.
(c) Henry James.
(d) James Joyce.

4. Who is the author of Les Faux Monnayeurs?
(a) Thomas Hardy.
(b) Charles Dickens.
(c) Anthony Trollope.
(d) Andre Gide.

5. What is the name of the main character in The Ambassadors?
(a) Strether.
(b) Sullivan.
(c) Smith.
(d) Stevens.

6. Who is the author of Zuleika Dobson?
(a) George Meredith.
(b) Max Beerbohm.
(c) Thomas Hardy.
(d) Percy Lubbock.

7. Who is the one living prophetic novelist that Forster names at the time of his lecture series?
(a) D.H. Lawrence.
(b) George Eliot.
(c) James Joyce.
(d) Henry James.

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

9. Flecker's Magic by Norman Matson is about a _________.
(a) Fairy.
(b) Witch.
(c) Sorcerer.
(d) Goddess.

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

11. Who is the author of Roman Pictures?
(a) Percy Lubbock.
(b) E.M. Forster.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) George Meredith.

12. Forster refers to prophecy as being a(n) _______ in the novelist's voice.
(a) Accent.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Surprise.
(d) Sound.

13. What is the setting of Ulysses?
(a) Paris.
(b) Dublin.
(c) Athens.
(d) London.

14. Forster says an easy way to define any aspect of fiction is to consider what kind of ___________ it makes on the reader.
(a) Impression.
(b) Mystery.
(c) Force.
(d) Demand.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Boon is a parody of whose writing style?

2. What is the one short story that Forster discusses in his lectures?

3. Forster says he will borrow from what in describing pattern?

4. What is the name of the main character in Ulysses?

5. What is the thing a novelist should never aim for, but fails if this is not achieved?

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