Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which author has numerous flat characters who can express themselves in a single sentence?
2. Who is the Antiquary in Scott's novel?
3. Where is Moll sent after she is caught stealing?
4. To be a true critic of literature, one must do what?
5. Who tries to abolish time in a novel according to Forster?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Forster say that novelist Thomas Hardy is essentially a poet?
2. How does Forster define the novel in its most basic terms?
3. What is one of the reasons that love is "unduly prominent" in novels, according to Forster?
4. Why does Forster disagree with Aristotle about the purpose of characters?
5. How does Forster distinguish between fantasy and prophecy as aspects of the novel?
6. What role does the setting play in novels by Henry James?
7. What does Forster consider to be the strangest of the five basic elements of life?
8. How does Forster describe the Dostoevsky character, Dmitri Karamazov?
9. What two qualities does Forster believe the aspect of prophecy demands from a reader?
10. What is Forster trying to illustrate through the work of Gertrude Stein?
Does being a novelist himself make Forster more qualified to present this lecture series or cloud his objectivity? What are specific examples of both?
Who are the authors that Forster expresses admiration for regarding their attempts at breaking the mold of certain aspects of the novel? Does it matter that he views their attempts as mostly unsuccessful?
What is the relationship that Forster paints between prophecy and symbolism? Discuss this in terms of Melville and other novelists.
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