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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. To explore fantasy, who does Forster call upon?
(a) Hermes.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Aphrodite.
(d) Appollo.

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

13. Who is the author of Les Faux Monnayeurs?
(a) Charles Dickens.
(b) Anthony Trollope.
(c) Thomas Hardy.
(d) Andre Gide.

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

15. Forster says it is wrong to see the __________ in Moby Dick as a symbol.
(a) Bird.
(b) Coffin.
(c) Whale.
(d) Sea.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the setting of Ulysses?

3. What is the name of the main character in The Ambassadors?

4. What is the name of the main character in Ulysses?

5. Who is the one living prophetic novelist that Forster names at the time of his lecture series?

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