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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. Who does Forster say demonstrates rhythm in the easy sense in his writing?
(a) H.G. Wells.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) Marcel Proust.

2. What is the one short story that Forster discusses in his lectures?
(a) Coco.
(b) The Pit and the Pendulum.
(c) The Birthmark.
(d) Billy Bud.

3. Forster says that Meredith was the greatest _____ that English fiction ever produced.
(a) Contriver.
(b) Plotter.
(c) Failure.
(d) Writer.

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

5. Forster considers Roman Pictures to be a __________.
(a) Fantasy.
(b) Social comedy.
(c) Tragedy.
(d) Love story.

Short Answer Questions

1. Forster says ___________ never comes off in novels.

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

3. Who is the author of Zuleika Dobson?

4. What novel does Forster refer to when discussing the supernatural aspect of fantasy?

5. Who does Forster quote at the end of his discussion on prophecy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Forster define plot?

4. What two qualities does Forster believe the aspect of prophecy demands from a reader?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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