The Waves Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Section 5, how does Bernard describe Percival's presence in the lives of the other characters?
(a) As didactic.
(b) As spiritual.
(c) As a conductor.
(d) As a mediator.

2. When Neville hears the significant news in Section 5, to what does he compare it?
(a) The kiss between Jinny and Louis.
(b) Waking from a dream.
(c) The end of his life.
(d) The loss of a family member.

3. How old is Jinny when the reader encounters her in Section 6?
(a) "Just forty."
(b) "Past thirty."
(c) "Not yet thirty."
(d) "Nearly thirty-five."

4. What should the reader infer that Rhoda is thinking about at the end of her Section 7 monologue?
(a) Falling in love.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Bearing children.
(d) Suicide/Death.

5. In Section 5, Neville struggles to accomplish what simple act?
(a) Bathing.
(b) Getting dressed.
(c) Getting out of bed.
(d) Climbing stairs.

6. In Section 8, who contends that the characters have "destroyed something by our presence"?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Neville.
(d) Louis.

7. What phrase does Susan use to describe her position in life as it is in Section 7?
(a) That she is "not one of those who find their satisfaction in one person, or in infinity."
(b) She has "reached the summit of her desires."
(c) That she is, "no longer young. No longer part of the procession."
(d) That she, "divests herself of her authority."

8. According to Section 7, what does Jinny resign herself to being in regards to the rest of her life?
(a) Terrified.
(b) Unafraid.
(c) Indifferent.
(d) Excited.

9. What significant fact do we learn about Susan's life in Section 6?
(a) That she is in love with Louis.
(b) That she has a baby.
(c) That she had an affair with Percival.
(d) That she is dying.

10. By the end of Section 6, what can we say for sure about Neville's feelings towards Percival?
(a) That he hated Percival.
(b) That he felt Percival unduely held a position of high-regard.
(c) That Percival confused him.
(d) That he was in love with Percival.

11. Who is the first speaker in Section 7?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Bernard.
(c) Susan.
(d) Neville.

12. Who "gape[s] like a young bird, unsatisfied, for something that has escaped me" in Section 8?
(a) Louis.
(b) Susan.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Jinny.

13. Who refers to "the hieroglyphs written on other people's faces" in Section 6?
(a) Susan.
(b) Louis.
(c) Neville.
(d) Jinny.

14. What time of day does the passage at the beginning of Section 5 describe?
(a) Morning.
(b) Evening.
(c) Midday.
(d) Late night.

15. Who do Bernard and Rhoda assert Percival was in love with?
(a) Susan.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Neville.
(d) Jinny.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who notices the hand-holding between two characters in Section 8?

2. In Section 8, who oddly compares herself to a dog?

3. Who is the next speaker in Section 7?

4. In Section 6, who does Susan deride towards the end of her monologue?

5. Which of the characters recognizes themselves as the group's strongest member in Section 5?

(see the answer keys)

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