Mrs. Dalloway Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Septimus mutter about during his visit with Sir William?

2. How does Miss Kilman feel about Clarissa?

3. What does the woman in #76 ask for?

4. What does Elizabeth forget to bring downstairs with her?

5. Why does Sir William think that Septimus needs to go into a home?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Peter strolls in the park, what is he certain of regarding Clarissa even though she had seemed cold to him?

2. When Septimus was young what did he want to do for his career?

3. Where did Rezia first meet Septimus, and what was her perception of him?

4. Why does Miss Kilman dislike Clarissa so much?

5. How are Miss Kilman's religion and her feelings about Clarissa in conflict?

6. What is Septimus' state of mind as he lies on the sofa in the sitting room?

7. Why does Rezia hide Septimus' writing and drawings?

8. What is the unspoken rivalry between Hugh Whitbread and Richard Dalloway?

9. What hope does Rezia hold out for regarding the appointment with Sir William Bradshaw?

10. How does Elizabeth feel about Miss Kilman's feelings for her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of gays and lesbians in the early 20th century. What precedents were they forced to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century gays and lesbians do not have?

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Septimus. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams and fears? Does he have a mental or physical condition? What else can you say about the character?

Essay Topic 3

Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Clarissa and three other characters. Be sure to incorporate personal, political and cultural impacts on the characters' lives.

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