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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 quotes George Meredith as saying we must live by the ___________ or the block.
(a) Pen.
(b) Future.
(c) Sword.
(d) Promise.

2. Who is the one living prophetic novelist that Forster names at the time of his lecture series?
(a) Henry James.
(b) George Eliot.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) James Joyce.

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

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

5. To explore fantasy, who does Forster call upon?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Hermes.
(d) Appollo.

Short Answer Questions

1. The novel Thais is in the pattern of what?

2. According to Forster, Moby Dick should be seen as a what?

3. Forster says there are elements of music in War and Peace, which he refers to as a "___________ book."

4. What is the name of the main character in Ulysses?

5. Flecker's Magic combines the kingdoms of magic and _________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does a Marcel Proust novel demonstrate the aspect of rhythm?

8. How does Forster define plot?

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

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

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