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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. A plot requires a reader's intelligence and __________.
(a) Sensibility.
(b) Commitment.
(c) Memory.
(d) Emotion.

2. Forster calls Zuleika Dobson the most ___________ achievement of fantasy in his time.
(a) Notorious.
(b) Awesome.
(c) Crowning.
(d) Consistent.

3. What does Forster say is absolutely essential to a plot?
(a) Characters.
(b) Mystery.
(c) Action.
(d) Timing.

4. Who does Forster say demonstrates rhythm in the easy sense in his writing?
(a) H.G. Wells.
(b) Marcel Proust.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) James Joyce.

5. Forster says an easy way to define any aspect of fiction is to consider what kind of ___________ it makes on the reader.
(a) Impression.
(b) Demand.
(c) Force.
(d) Mystery.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the setting of Zuleika Dobson?

3. The plot of a novel asks what question?

4. Forster wonders how ____ will combine with the "furniture of common sense" when it comes to prophecy.

5. Flecker's Magic by Norman Matson is about a _________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the relationship between pattern and plot in a novel?

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

6. Why does Forster say that novelist Thomas Hardy is essentially a poet?

7. How does Forster distinguish between fantasy and prophecy as aspects of the novel?

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

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

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

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