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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who professes, without reservation, "Life will divide us"?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Percival.
(c) Neville.
(d) Louis.

2. What is all that Neville possesses?
(a) A bible.
(b) A large trunk.
(c) A book of phrases.
(d) One bag.

3. Which of the children struggles with mathematics?
(a) Neville.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Susan.
(d) Louis.

4. Who repeats variations of the phrase, "I will gather my flowers and present them--Oh! to whom?"
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Bernard.
(c) Susan.
(d) Jinny.

5. How does Wolfe describe the birds' song at the beginning of the first section?
(a) "Like the chiming of bells."
(b) "A blank melody outside."
(c) "A disruptive cacophony."
(d) "Barely audible."

6. Which subject do the children appear to have a strong grasp of?
(a) Science.
(b) History.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) English Grammar.

7. What does the italicized prose at the beginning of the first section describe?
(a) The sun at midday.
(b) The moon rising in the sky.
(c) A day yet to begin.
(d) The clouds covering the sun.

8. Which of the female characters does Neville express respect for?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Susan.
(d) Biddy.

9. What do the characters do upon Percival's arrival in Section 4?
(a) Stand and leave.
(b) Fall silent.
(c) Stand to greet him.
(d) Immediately begin recalling the past.

10. Who witnessed the kiss in the garden through a chink in the hedge in Section 1?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Susan.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Neville.

11. What do the characters wish to do with the moment they share in the restaurant in Section 4?
(a) Tarnish it.
(b) Forget it.
(c) Meditate on it.
(d) Cherish it.

12. What does Neville declare himself to be in Section 3?
(a) A lover.
(b) A philosopher.
(c) A poet.
(d) An historian.

13. Who professes that Bernard looks composed?
(a) Percival.
(b) Louis.
(c) Susan.
(d) Neville.

14. Who provides an elaborate description of bathing at the end of the day?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Louis.
(d) Jinny.

15. Why have the characters gathered in Section 4?
(a) A farewell dinner for himself.
(b) A farewell dinner for Percival.
(c) A farewell dinner for Jinny.
(d) A farewell dinner for Louis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character opens Section 2's monologues?

2. What is Louis's profession when the reader encounters him in Section 3?

3. Which of the female characters seems most content with her place in life when the reader encounters her in Section 3?

4. Who is this Section 4's opening speaker?

5. What significant fact does the reader learn about Bernard's life early in Section 4?

(see the answer keys)

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