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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Henry James.
(d) James Joyce.

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

5. Which author does Forster refer to when talking about the chaos that prophecy can bring to a novel?
(a) Emily Bronte.
(b) Lawrence Sterne.
(c) George Meredith.
(d) D.H. Lawrence.

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

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

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

9. Which Meredith novel does Forster use to demonstrate a character with a concealed emotion?
(a) The Egoist.
(b) Barnaby's Crossing.
(c) Beauchamp's Career.
(d) The Bishop's Tale.

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

11. Boon is a parody of whose writing style?
(a) D.H. Lawrence.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) Henry James.
(d) H.G. Wells.

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

13. What does Forster say is one of the lowest of human faculties?
(a) Greed.
(b) Curiosity.
(c) Shame.
(d) Envy.

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

15. 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) Impression.
(c) Demand.
(d) Mystery.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Forster contends that Henry James has two kinds of main characters, the observer and the ________.

3. Aristotle said characters give the reader qualities through _________.

4. Who does Forster quote at the end of his discussion on prophecy?

5. According to Forster, Moby Dick should be seen as a what?

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