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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the thing a novelist should never aim for, but fails if this is not achieved?
(a) Kindness.
(b) Genius.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Beauty.

3. Who does Forster say is a character type that is seen in many Henry James novels?
(a) Mama.
(b) Mamie.
(c) Missie.
(d) Maude.

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

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

6. What is the setting for Flecker's Magic?
(a) London.
(b) Dublin.
(c) Paris.
(d) Athens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Forster says ___________ never comes off in novels.
(a) Humility.
(b) Death.
(c) Indignation.
(d) Religion.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Forster wonders if there is any rhythm in novels comparable to ____________.

3. Who does Forster say has novels with plots that "triumph too completely?"

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

5. What is the novel Ulysses adapted from?

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