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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. Which Meredith novel does Forster use to demonstrate a character with a concealed emotion?
(a) The Bishop's Tale.
(b) The Egoist.
(c) Beauchamp's Career.
(d) Barnaby's Crossing.

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

3. Forster says he will borrow from what in describing pattern?
(a) Music.
(b) Business.
(c) Art.
(d) Painting.

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

5. Forster refers to prophecy as being a(n) _______ in the novelist's voice.
(a) Accent.
(b) Sound.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Surprise.

Short Answer Questions

1. What novel does Forster refer to when discussing the supernatural aspect of fantasy?

2. Forster believes that happiness and misery exist in the ___________.

3. What does Forster say is one of the lowest of human faculties?

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

5. What is the setting of The Ambassadors?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the two elements that Forster says are necessary for plot?

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

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

5. What two qualities does Forster believe the aspect of prophecy demands from a reader?

6. How does Forster define prophecy in terms of fiction?

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

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

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

10. What does Forster mean when he says that the works of Melville, Dostoevsky, and D.H. Lawrence have an "intermittent realism"?

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