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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 for Flecker's Magic?
(a) Dublin.
(b) Paris.
(c) Athens.
(d) London.

2. What is the name of the main character in The Brothers Karamazov?
(a) Carl.
(b) Yuri.
(c) Bruno.
(d) Mitya.

3. Who is the main character in the George Eliot novel that Forster uses to illustrate prophecy?
(a) Cathy.
(b) Hester.
(c) Cecilia.
(d) Hetty.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting of Ulysses?

2. Forster contends that Henry James has two kinds of main characters, the observer and the ________.

3. Forster wonders if there is any rhythm in novels comparable to ____________.

4. The Magic Flute is a parody of the work of whom?

5. What is the name of the last ship in Moby Dick that Forster thinks is aptly named?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Forster define plot?

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

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

8. Who does Forster classify as the prophet and the non-prophet in literature?

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

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

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