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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. In Walter, what does Sally find unbearable?
(a) His good looks.
(b) His venal nature.
(c) His vanity.
(d) His banality.

2. In what way does Oliver intend this film to be different?
(a) The hero will be an uncomplicated gay man.
(b) The hero will die in the end.
(c) The hero will be an alien.
(d) The hero will be a tortured gay man with HIV.

3. What battle has been won?
(a) Leonard's campaign to move to London.
(b) Virginia's campaign to move to London.
(c) Virginia's tussle with Nelly.
(d) Ypres.

4. What can Laura see out of the hotel window?
(a) A statue of Christ.
(b) A V-shaped plaza with a fountain.
(c) Cars on a freeway.
(d) A row of shops and a fountain.

5. What is little Richie's response to his mother's return?
(a) He's annoyed because he's been having a fine time playing and wanted this to continue.
(b) He is overwhelmed with love and relief.
(c) He is frightened.
(d) He tells her to come back later when he has finished his game.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Laura remember being sold in novelty shops?

2. What drove Clarissa to part from Richard over thirty years ago?

3. What is disturbing about Virginia kissing Vanessa?

4. With which particular person does Laura contrast her own life?

5. What is unusual about Clarissa and Sally?

Short Essay Questions

1. What writing decision of Virginia's is prompted by her success in her campaign to move back to London?

2. What is ironic about Richard's apartment being open to the light?

3. What does Louis think of Clarissa?

4. In what ways are Clarissa and Mary different?

5. Why has Virginia's attitude changed?

6. Which character is referred to as the subjugated Amazon Queen?

7. What distracts Laura as she gets out of her car at Mrs. Latch's house?

8. Over what matters concerning Julia does Clarissa worry?

9. What is Sally's reaction to Walter's present-buying?

10. What are Laura's rather bitter hopes about heaven?

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