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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The plot of a novel asks what question?
(a) How?
(b) Where?
(c) Why?
(d) When?

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

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

4. What does Forster say is absolutely essential to a plot?
(a) Mystery.
(b) Action.
(c) Characters.
(d) Timing.

5. What is the novel Ulysses adapted from?
(a) Odyssey.
(b) Trojan War.
(c) Oedipus.
(d) Hercules.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What novel does Forster refer to when discussing the supernatural aspect of fantasy?
(a) Shane McDadey.
(b) All The Gods.
(c) Wisdom's Window.
(d) Tristram Shandy.

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

14. Who does Forster quote at the end of his discussion on prophecy?
(a) Browning.
(b) Lawrence.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Blake.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Boon is a parody of whose writing style?

3. A plot requires a reader's intelligence and __________.

4. Forster says that Meredith was the greatest _____ that English fiction ever produced.

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

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