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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is not permitted to go on the walk?
(a) Louis.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Susan.
(d) Neville.

2. How is the singing of the birds described in Section 3's opening?
(a) Cacophonous.
(b) Harmonious.
(c) Ominous.
(d) Silent.

3. To which poet does Bernard compare himself to the point of attempting imitation in Section 3?
(a) Lord Byron.
(b) Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
(c) John Keats.
(d) Robert Burns.

4. Who is primarily focused on appearances early in Section 2?
(a) Susan.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Louis.
(d) Rhoda.

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

6. 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 Louis.
(d) A farewell dinner for Jinny.

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

8. Who is this Section 4's opening speaker?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Percival.
(c) Louis.
(d) Bernard.

9. What is the name of the boys' headmaster?
(a) Dr. Bloom.
(b) Percival.
(c) Dr. Crane.
(d) Dr. Ramsay.

10. When he is alone, who "is nothing" in Section 4?
(a) Neville.
(b) Bernard.
(c) Louis.
(d) Rhoda.

11. What makes Jinny feel "native" in her environment?
(a) The music.
(b) The people constantly passing her.
(c) A picture on the wall.
(d) The gaudiness of her surroundings.

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

13. What does Bernard acknowledge about his and the other boys' first night at school?
(a) That it is the first time apart from their parents.
(b) That it is the first time far from home.
(c) That it is the first time apart from their sisters.
(d) That it is the first time sleeping in a new place.

14. Who is enamored with the light caused by Miss Lambert's ring?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Susan.
(d) Biddy.

15. What is the dominant image in the beginning of Section 2?
(a) Waves on the beach as the sun rises.
(b) The sun at mid-point in the sky.
(c) A silent forest.
(d) The sun setting.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What "ceremony" does Bernard dislike so much?

3. What is Louis doing upon the commencement of his major monologue in Section 3?

4. Which of the speakers expresses an appreciation for natural beauty in Section 3?

5. What effect does Percival's presence have on the characters when he arrives in Section 4?

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