Aspects of the Novel Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which George Eliot novel does Forster refer to in his discussion of prophecy?
(a) The Mill on the Floss.
(b) Middlemarch.
(c) Adam Bede.
(d) Silas Marner.

3. The novel Thais is in the pattern of what?
(a) Circle.
(b) Triangle.
(c) Hourglass.
(d) Chain.

4. What is the one short story that Forster discusses in his lectures?
(a) Billy Bud.
(b) The Pit and the Pendulum.
(c) Coco.
(d) The Birthmark.

5. What is the setting for Flecker's Magic?
(a) Paris.
(b) London.
(c) Athens.
(d) Dublin.

6. When comparing plot and drama, Forster visualizes plot as what?
(a) Queen of England.
(b) Grand Dame.
(c) Higher government official.
(d) Lowly paid worker.

7. Who is the main character in the George Eliot novel that Forster uses to illustrate prophecy?
(a) Hetty.
(b) Hester.
(c) Cecilia.
(d) Cathy.

8. Forster contends that Henry James has two kinds of main characters, the observer and the ________.
(a) Tragic lover.
(b) Second-rate outsider.
(c) Wise widow.
(d) First-rate manipulator.

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

10. Who does Forster say has novels with plots that "triumph too completely?"
(a) Thomas Hardy.
(b) Charles Dickens.
(c) Leo Tolstoy.
(d) Andre Gide.

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

12. A plot requires a reader's intelligence and __________.
(a) Emotion.
(b) Memory.
(c) Commitment.
(d) Sensibility.

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

14. The Magic Flute is a parody of the work of whom?
(a) Mozart.
(b) Vivaldi.
(c) Beethoven.
(d) Bach.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What shape is the pattern of The Ambassadors?

2. What is the name of the main character in Les Fax Monnayeurs?

3. Who is the author of Moby Dick?

4. Who does Forster say demonstrates rhythm in the easy sense in his writing?

5. Forster quotes George Meredith as saying we must live by the ___________ or the block.

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