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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the name of the main character in Les Fax Monnayeurs?
(a) Jean.
(b) Sophie.
(c) Gusteau.
(d) Olivier.

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

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

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

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

9. The novel Joseph Andrews is an adaptation of what novel?
(a) Catherine.
(b) Audrey.
(c) Rebecca.
(d) Pamela.

10. To explore fantasy, who does Forster call upon?
(a) Aphrodite.
(b) Appollo.
(c) Hermes.
(d) Zeus.

11. Forster says ___________ never comes off in novels.
(a) Humility.
(b) Religion.
(c) Death.
(d) Indignation.

12. Forster calls Zuleika Dobson the most ___________ achievement of fantasy in his time.
(a) Consistent.
(b) Notorious.
(c) Awesome.
(d) Crowning.

13. What is the name of the main character in Ulysses?
(a) William Seymour.
(b) Leopold Bloom.
(c) George Ulysses.
(d) Humphrey Ward.

14. Who is the author of Ulysses?
(a) James Joyce.
(b) Homer.
(c) E.M. Forster.
(d) Henry James.

15. What is the name of the last ship in Moby Dick that Forster thinks is aptly named?
(a) Mercy.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Wrath.
(d) Delight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Forster wonders how ____ will combine with the "furniture of common sense" when it comes to prophecy.

2. What does Forster say is one of the lowest of human faculties?

3. What does Forster call the small gods that he says haunt us today?

4. Flecker's Magic combines the kingdoms of magic and _________.

5. Forster distinguishes novels with fantasy and novels with prophecy by their what?

(see the answer keys)

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