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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 novel Ulysses adapted from?
(a) Oedipus.
(b) Hercules.
(c) Odyssey.
(d) Trojan War.

2. Plot represents the _______ in literary work.
(a) Form.
(b) Backdrop.
(c) Reason.
(d) Art.

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

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

5. Who is the author of Boon?
(a) D.H. Lawrence.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) Henry James.
(d) H.G. Wells.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of Les Faux Monnayeurs?

2. Which Meredith novel does Forster discuss at length?

3. When comparing plot and drama, Forster visualizes plot as what?

4. What does Forster say is the enduring effect of The Ambassadors?

5. What is the name of the main character in The Ambassadors?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Forster mean when he describes a novel with a grand chain pattern?

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

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

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