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

2. Which author does Forster refer to when talking about the chaos that prophecy can bring to a novel?
(a) George Meredith.
(b) Emily Bronte.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) Lawrence Sterne.

3. Which author does Forster refer to as a preacher, not a prophet?
(a) George Eliot.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) Henry James.
(d) Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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

5. Who is the main character in the George Eliot novel that Forster uses to illustrate prophecy?
(a) Hetty.
(b) Cathy.
(c) Cecilia.
(d) Hester.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the thing a novelist should never aim for, but fails if this is not achieved?

2. What is the setting for Flecker's Magic?

3. Who is the author of Moby Dick?

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

5. What does prophecy require from the reader in addition to a suspension of a sense of humor?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Forster define plot?

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

5. What role does the setting play in novels by Henry James?

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

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

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

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

10. Why does Forster disagree with Aristotle about the purpose of characters?

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