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 were Septimus' feelings for Rezia?

2. What nationality is Rezia?

3. What is Peter's perception of Clarissa after he leaves her house?

4. According to Peter, who has had a great deal of influence on his life even though he has not seen him/her for many years?

5. How long have Hugh Whitbread and Richard Dalloway been friends?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Sir William recommend that Septimus be put into a home?

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

4. Why does Miss Kilman dislike Clarissa so much?

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

6. From what emotional problem is Septimus suffering?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Rezia. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? Her fears and doubts? What else can you say about the character?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of struggling with personal identity is an important one in this novel. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.

Essay Topic 3

"Mrs. Dalloway" is a classic mid-life crisis story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

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