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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the character who witnesses the kiss in Section 1 react to it?
(a) With anger and confusion.
(b) With joy and excitement.
(c) With fear and despair.
(d) By also trying to kiss Louis.

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

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

4. Who does Bernard refer to as "the authentics" in Section 4?
(a) Louis and Rhoda.
(b) Susan and Rhoda.
(c) Neville and Jinny.
(d) Jinny and Susan.

5. What significant fact does the reader learn about Bernard's life early in Section 4?
(a) He is dying.
(b) He is on his way to a funeral.
(c) He is engaged to be married.
(d) He has become famous.

6. Who remarks, "The world is entire, and I am outside of it . . ."?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Neville.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Jinny.

7. In Section 4, how would you characterize the characters' attitude towards each other?
(a) Mostly favorable.
(b) Elation.
(c) Generally negative.
(d) Indifferent.

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

9. What is Louis's profession when the reader encounters him in Section 3?
(a) Poet.
(b) Clerk.
(c) Banker.
(d) Chef.

10. What are the children doing as the novel begins?
(a) Going to bed.
(b) Waking up.
(c) Playing in the garden.
(d) Saying grace before dinner.

11. Who decides to "put off my hopeless desire to be Susan, to be Jinny"?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Biddy.
(d) Mrs. Constable.

12. Who asserts, "One moment does not lead to another" in Section 4?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Susan.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Jinny.

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

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

15. What image is Susan reminded of at the end of her monologue in Section 3?
(a) The waves crashing on the beach.
(b) The estate at Elvedon.
(c) A sermon in church.
(d) Jinny kissing Louis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who utters Section 4's final words, "Now Percival is gone"?

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

3. What is Susan doing when she begins her major monologue in Section 3?

4. What is the name of the cook at school?

5. Why is one of the characters not permitted to go on the walk in Section 1?

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