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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Aristotle said characters give the reader qualities through _________.
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Narrative.
(c) Actions.
(d) Emotions.

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

7. What is the setting of Zuleika Dobson?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Cambridge.
(c) Trinity.
(d) Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Forster distinguishes novels with fantasy and novels with prophecy by their what?
(a) Themes.
(b) Mythologies.
(c) Plots.
(d) Characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the main character in Moby Dick?

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

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

4. What is the thing a novelist should never aim for, but fails if this is not achieved?

5. Which author does Forster say his own priggishness prevents him from enjoying?

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