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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what kind of historical figures does Louis compare himself in Section 6?
(a) Roman consuls.
(b) Members of parliament.
(c) Classical philosophers.
(d) Romantic poets.

2. What about her life is Jinny bemoaning when she begins her monologue in Section 7?
(a) That she has grown fat.
(b) That she has aged.
(c) That she cannot bear children.
(d) That she cannot find a husband.

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

4. In Section 5, who asks, "but what is the thing that lies beneath the semblance of the thing?"
(a) Jinny.
(b) Neville.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Bernard.

5. What is the first thing the reader learns in Section 5?
(a) That Bernard is divorced.
(b) That Neville has moved.
(c) That Percival has died.
(d) That Jinny is married.

6. What kind of insect does Woolf describe in the elaborate simile at the beginning of Section 7?
(a) A beetle.
(b) A dragonfly.
(c) A moth.
(d) An ant.

7. What does Rhoda offer to Percival in Section 5?
(a) Violets.
(b) Begonias.
(c) Daisies.
(d) Roses.

8. In Section 8, who oddly compares herself to a dog?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Neville.
(c) Jinny.
(d) Susan.

9. In Section 6, Who remarks, "Percival has died . . . Life passes."?
(a) Louis.
(b) Neville.
(c) Susan.
(d) Bernard.

10. Who is holding Louis's hand in Section 8?
(a) Neville.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Susan.

11. Where do we learn Bernard travels to in Section 7?
(a) Rome.
(b) Venice.
(c) Sicily.
(d) Indian.

12. Which speaker follows Susan in Section 7?
(a) Louis.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Neville.
(d) Jinny.

13. What are the two dominant images of Section 8's introduction?
(a) The waves receding as the sun burns brighter.
(b) The nighttime sky and the calm waters.
(c) Both the waves and the sun are sinking in power.
(d) The sun sinking as the waves become the dominant image.

14. In Section 8, what prevents the characters from relaxing around each other?
(a) The lack of food.
(b) The time they have spent apart.
(c) The absence of Percival.
(d) The lack of drinks.

15. In Section 6, who does Susan deride towards the end of her monologue?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Neville.
(c) Percival.
(d) Rhoda.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose Section 6 monologue features a musing on the passing of seasons?

2. What is the effect of the sun's beams at the beginning of Section 5?

3. Which of the characters appears most able to move on from the significant news in Section 5?

4. With what event in Bernard's life does the major news in Section 5 coincide?

5. In Section 8, what happens between Rhoda and Louis?

(see the answer keys)

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