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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 name of the last ship in Moby Dick that Forster thinks is aptly named?
(a) Wrath.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Mercy.
(d) Delight.

2. Which one of the following is NOT an author that Forster considers to use prophecy well?
(a) Melville.
(b) Joyce.
(c) Dostoevsky.
(d) Bronte.

3. What novel does Forster refer to when discussing the supernatural aspect of fantasy?
(a) Shane McDadey.
(b) Wisdom's Window.
(c) Tristram Shandy.
(d) All The Gods.

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

5. Forster believes that happiness and misery exist in the ___________.
(a) Literature.
(b) Secret life.
(c) Author's imagination.
(d) After life.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Forster says ___________ never comes off in novels.

3. Which author does Forster refer to as a preacher, not a prophet?

4. What does Forster say is absolutely essential to a plot?

5. Which author does Forster refer to when talking about the chaos that prophecy can bring to a novel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Forster define plot?

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

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

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

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

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