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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Forster call the small gods that he says haunt us today?
(a) Fairies.
(b) Pixies.
(c) Sprites.
(d) Imps.

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

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

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

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

8. What is the name of the main character in Moby Dick?
(a) Isaac.
(b) Ishmael.
(c) Annish.
(d) Aaron.

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

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

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

12. Forster considers Roman Pictures to be a __________.
(a) Fantasy.
(b) Love story.
(c) Social comedy.
(d) Tragedy.

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

14. When comparing plot and drama, Forster visualizes plot as what?
(a) Lowly paid worker.
(b) Queen of England.
(c) Higher government official.
(d) Grand Dame.

15. Forster contends that Henry James has two kinds of main characters, the observer and the ________.
(a) Tragic lover.
(b) Wise widow.
(c) First-rate manipulator.
(d) Second-rate outsider.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the one short story that Forster discusses in his lectures?

2. What is the setting of Ulysses?

3. Who does Forster say is a character type that is seen in many Henry James novels?

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

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

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