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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who kissed Louis in the garden?
(a) Biddy.
(b) Susan.
(c) Jinny.
(d) Rhoda.

2. Who hears "something stamping"?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Louis.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Neville.

3. What is significant about what day it is at the end of Section 2?
(a) It is the boys' first day of their second year at school.
(b) It is the last day of the boys' first term at school.
(c) It is the last day of summer.
(d) It is the boys' last day at school.

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

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

6. What physical feature does Rhoda struggle to identify on others?
(a) The face.
(b) The posture.
(c) The hands.
(d) The eyes.

7. Which of the girls is first to speak in Section 2?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Miss Lambert.
(c) Susan.
(d) Rhoda.

8. Who says, "I am one person--myself"?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Bernard.
(c) Neville.
(d) Louis.

9. What word best describes Rhoda's tone in Section 1?
(a) Despairing.
(b) Pleased.
(c) Excited.
(d) Neurotic.

10. What is Louis doing upon the commencement of his major monologue in Section 3?
(a) Reading and eating.
(b) Meeting Susan.
(c) Meeting Bernard and Neville.
(d) Writing.

11. Who is the first of the female speakers in Section 3?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Susan.
(d) Miss Lambert.

12. What is the first speaker musing on at the beginning of Section 3?
(a) The nature of identity.
(b) Classical poets.
(c) Whether there is an afterlife.
(d) The form of waves.

13. After reading the opening to Section 4, about what time of day is it?
(a) Noon.
(b) Late afternoon.
(c) Mid-evening.
(d) Midnight.

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

15. Who refers to all the happenings as "scuffling and hubbub"?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Louis.
(c) Neville.
(d) Bernard.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who "only understands cries of love, hate, rage and pain"?

2. Which of the children struggles with mathematics?

3. How does Rhoda characterize herself at the end of Section 3?

4. Who is picking flowers alone in the novel's first section?

5. What is the name of the boys' headmaster?

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