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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Forster use as an example of something all humans have that rarely gets mentioned in novels?
(a) Glands.
(b) Brains.
(c) Hearts.
(d) Toes.

2. Whose method with character does Forster believe has been misunderstood?
(a) Dickens.
(b) Lawrence.
(c) Melville.
(d) Austen.

3. Who does Forster say is the real hero of The Old Wives' Tale?
(a) Plot.
(b) Value.
(c) Character.
(d) Time.

4. Which characters in The Antiquary does Forster say Scott introduced artlessly?
(a) The Gallentry.
(b) The Glenwoods.
(c) The Glenallans.
(d) The Gallenhalls.

5. Forster starts his discussion of round characters with the novel ____________.
(a) Emma.
(b) Mansfield Park.
(c) Wuthering Heights.
(d) War and Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. Forster gives his series of lectures on the Aspects of the Novel at Trinity College at _______________.

2. What is the name of the book written by critic Percy Lubbock?

3. Forster contends that while The Antiquary has suspense, it lacks what?

4. In The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders, the character is _____________.

5. What year does Charles Dickens publish Great Expectations?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Forster describe the point of view in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens?

2. Why, in Forster's opinion, is Sir Walter Scott a popular novelist?

3. What is the difference between an Austen character and a Dickens character?

4. William George Clark was known as a Shakespearean scholar, but he also published two books on other subjects. What other books does Clark publish?

5. What is the tone that Forster notes both in the writing of Laurence Sterne and Virginia Woolf?

6. What commonality does Forster see between the writings of Henry James and Samuel Richardson?

7. According to Forster, what is the purpose of food in fiction?

8. Why does Forster illustrate through the novel Moll Flanders?

9. What does Forster mean by a "sense of space" in War and Peace?

10. As defined by Forster, when is a character in a novel real?

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