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

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

3. Which Meredith novel does Forster discuss at length?
(a) The Egoist.
(b) Barnaby's Crossing.
(c) The Bishop's Tale.
(d) Beauchamp's Career.

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

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

6. In comparing music and literature, Forster says a novelist must try to achieve what?
(a) Expansion.
(b) Chaos.
(c) Song.
(d) Symmetry.

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

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

9. Plot represents the _______ in literary work.
(a) Backdrop.
(b) Reason.
(c) Form.
(d) Art.

10. Flecker's Magic by Norman Matson is about a _________.
(a) Fairy.
(b) Goddess.
(c) Sorcerer.
(d) Witch.

11. Forster says he will borrow from what in describing pattern?
(a) Music.
(b) Painting.
(c) Art.
(d) Business.

12. According to Forster, Moby Dick should be seen as a what?
(a) Symbol.
(b) Contest.
(c) Struggle.
(d) Failure.

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

14. 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.

15. Forster quotes George Meredith as saying we must live by the ___________ or the block.
(a) Sword.
(b) Future.
(c) Pen.
(d) Promise.

Short Answer Questions

1. What novel does Forster refer to when discussing the supernatural aspect of fantasy?

2. Who is the author of Boon?

3. Which one of the following is NOT an author that Forster considers to use prophecy well?

4. Forster says an easy way to define any aspect of fiction is to consider what kind of ___________ it makes on the reader.

5. Forster says there are elements of music in War and Peace, which he refers to as a "___________ book."

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