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 Miss Kilman always encourage Elizabeth to do?

2. How does Clarissa respond to what Richard tells her about his work?

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

4. What mode of transportation does Elizabeth take to get home?

5. Septimus notes that he can still appreciate the beauty of __________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Rezia especially anxious for Septimus to see Sir William Bradshaw?

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

3. Why does Richard find it difficult to express his love for Clarissa?

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

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

6. Describe Septimus' first appointment with Sir William and what does Sir William think about Septimus' condition?

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

8. Why does Richard buy Clarissa flowers after Hugh buys his wife jewelry?

9. How does Rezia feel about Septimus being admitted to a home?

10. What had happened to Septimus during and after the war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Peter. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? Is he a positive person? What else can you say about the character?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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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