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

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

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

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

5. Who is the author of Roman Pictures?
(a) D.H. Lawrence.
(b) E.M. Forster.
(c) Percy Lubbock.
(d) George Meredith.

Short Answer Questions

1. A plot requires a reader's intelligence and __________.

2. Forster says if rhythm is done badly it hardens into a what?

3. What is the setting of Ulysses?

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

5. The novel Thais is in the pattern of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Forster mean when he describes the novel Thais as being in the shape of an hourglass?

2. Why does Forster refer to George Elliot as a preacher?

3. What is the metaphor that Forster uses to describe literary criticism?

4. What is Forster's opinion of readers who do not like fantasy?

5. Why does Forster say that some authors are suited to writing parody or adaptations?

6. What does Forster mean when he says that the plot in the novel is its most logical intellectual aspect?

7. What is the difference between an inquisitive novel reader and an intelligent one, according to Forster?

8. What does Forster say that the fantasy aspect of a novel requires from the reader?

9. What are the two basic elements that Forster comes back to again and again throughout the lecture series?

10. Who does Forster classify as the prophet and the non-prophet in literature?

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