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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. The Magic Flute is a parody of the work of whom?
(a) Beethoven.
(b) Vivaldi.
(c) Mozart.
(d) Bach.

2. Who is the author of Ulysses?
(a) Homer.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) Henry James.
(d) E.M. Forster.

3. In comparing music and literature, Forster says a novelist must try to achieve what?
(a) Symmetry.
(b) Chaos.
(c) Song.
(d) Expansion.

4. What does Forster say is the enduring effect of The Ambassadors?
(a) Symmetry.
(b) Memory.
(c) Mimicry.
(d) Satire.

5. Forster contends that Henry James has two kinds of main characters, the observer and the ________.
(a) First-rate manipulator.
(b) Tragic lover.
(c) Wise widow.
(d) Second-rate outsider.

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 Thais?

4. Which Meredith novel does Forster use to demonstrate a character with a concealed emotion?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Forster describe the Dostoevsky character, Dmitri Karamazov?

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

3. What does Forster describe as being a typical character in a Henry James novel?

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

5. How does Forster define plot?

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

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

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

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

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

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