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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Forster say demonstrates rhythm in the easy sense in his writing?
(a) Marcel Proust.
(b) H.G. Wells.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) James Joyce.

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

3. What does prophecy require from the reader in addition to a suspension of a sense of humor?
(a) Curiosity.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Humility.
(d) Intelligence.

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

5. What shape is the pattern of The Ambassadors?
(a) Circle.
(b) Chain.
(c) Hourglass.
(d) Triangle.

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

7. Forster says there are elements of music in War and Peace, which he refers to as a "___________ book."
(a) Chaotic.
(b) Amazing.
(c) Wonderful.
(d) Untidy.

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

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

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

11. What is the name of the main character in The Brothers Karamazov?
(a) Bruno.
(b) Mitya.
(c) Carl.
(d) Yuri.

12. Who is the author of The Brothers Karamazov?
(a) Tolstoy.
(b) Trollope.
(c) Joyce.
(d) Dostoevsky.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Forster says it is wrong to see the __________ in Moby Dick as a symbol.

2. The plot of a novel asks what question?

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

4. Which Meredith novel does Forster use to demonstrate a character with a concealed emotion?

5. Flecker's Magic by Norman Matson is about a _________.

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