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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 The Ambassadors?
(a) Paris.
(b) London.
(c) Alexandria.
(d) Rome.

2. The novel Joseph Andrews is an adaptation of what novel?
(a) Pamela.
(b) Audrey.
(c) Rebecca.
(d) Catherine.

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

4. Which author does Forster say his own priggishness prevents him from enjoying?
(a) Conan Doyle.
(b) Jane Austen.
(c) Oscar Wilde.
(d) George Meredith.

5. Forster says it is wrong to see the __________ in Moby Dick as a symbol.
(a) Whale.
(b) Coffin.
(c) Bird.
(d) Sea.

Short Answer Questions

1. Forster says ___________ never comes off in novels.

2. Forster quotes George Meredith as saying we must live by the ___________ or the block.

3. Forster considers Roman Pictures to be a __________.

4. Forster says he will borrow from what in describing pattern?

5. Which Meredith novel does Forster discuss at length?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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