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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who begins Section 3?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Bernard.
(c) Louis.
(d) Susan.

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

3. Which of the female characters seems most content with her place in life when the reader encounters her in Section 3?
(a) Miss Lambert.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Susan.
(d) Rhoda.

4. What is Susan doing when she begins her major monologue in Section 3?
(a) Walking through London.
(b) Meeting Jinny and Rhoda.
(c) Walking in the early morning.
(d) Going to sleep.

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

6. How does Bernard characterize his last day at school?
(a) One final ceremony.
(b) As ambiguous in significance.
(c) An occasion for laughter.
(d) An occasion for tears.

7. In Section 2, Miss Lambert sits under a picture of whom?
(a) Queen Elizabeth.
(b) Queen Alexandra.
(c) King James I.
(d) Queen Victoria.

8. Who takes the children for a "brisk walk"?
(a) Mrs. Constable.
(b) Miss Hudson.
(c) Biddy.
(d) Mis Curry.

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

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

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

12. Which character opens Section 2's monologues?
(a) Louis.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Susan.
(d) Bernard.

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

14. What word does Louis use to characterize himself in Section 3?
(a) Banal.
(b) Average.
(c) Extraordinary.
(d) Loquacious.

15. Which of the speakers expresses an appreciation for natural beauty in Section 3?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Neville.
(c) Susan.
(d) Rhoda.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who instigated the kiss in the garden?

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

3. What do the characters wish to do with the moment they share in the restaurant in Section 4?

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

5. Who is fond of the "orderly progress" exhibited by the schoolboys?

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