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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What significant fact do we learn about Louis's love-life in the course of his major Section 7 monologue?
(a) Rhoda has left him.
(b) He and Rhoda are married.
(c) He is a homosexual.
(d) He has struck up an affair with Jinny.
2. What is the dominant feature of the monologues during the middle of Section 8?
(a) Only Susan and Neville speak.
(b) Bernard speaks alone.
(c) There is constant interplay.
(d) Only Rhoda and Percival speak.
3. Who is most deeply affected by the significant news in Section 5?
4. Where does Bernard travel towards the end of his major monologue in Section 5?
(a) Louis' office.
(b) Jinny's house.
(c) Susan's home.
(d) Neville's flat.
5. What time of day does the passage at the beginning of Section 5 describe?
(d) Late night.
6. In Section 5, who asks, "but what is the thing that lies beneath the semblance of the thing?"
7. By the end of Section 6, what can we say for sure about Neville's feelings towards Percival?
(a) That he was in love with Percival.
(b) That he felt Percival unduely held a position of high-regard.
(c) That Percival confused him.
(d) That he hated Percival.
8. When Neville hears the significant news in Section 5, to what does he compare it?
(a) Waking from a dream.
(b) The kiss between Jinny and Louis.
(c) The end of his life.
(d) The loss of a family member.
9. What do we learn from the end of Louis's major monologue in Section 6?
(a) That he has moved in with Susan.
(b) That he and Neville have begun an affair.
(c) That he is having an affair with Rhoda.
(d) That he is having an affair with Jinny.
10. With what event in Bernard's life does the major news in Section 5 coincide?
(a) His wedding.
(b) Jinny's engagement.
(c) The death of his father.
(d) The birth of his first child.
11. In Section 8, what prevents the characters from relaxing around each other?
(a) The absence of Percival.
(b) The time they have spent apart.
(c) The lack of food.
(d) The lack of drinks.
12. What does Neville conclude at the end of his Section 6 monologue?
(a) That he will commit suicide.
(b) That, despite his love for Percival, he could find another man to love.
(c) That Percival had no effect on him.
(d) That Percival's death has paralyzed him.
13. Where has the sun moved to at the beginning of Section 6?
(a) It is not out at all because it is night.
(b) It is past the mid-point in the sky.
(c) It is setting.
(d) It is just rising.
14. What about her life is Jinny bemoaning when she begins her monologue in Section 7?
(a) That she has aged.
(b) That she has grown fat.
(c) That she cannot find a husband.
(d) That she cannot bear children.
15. Who "gape[s] like a young bird, unsatisfied, for something that has escaped me" in Section 8?
Short Answer Questions
1. In Section 8, when does Bernard arrive in relation to the other characters?
2. What does Bernard seem to be struggling to do during his final monologue of Section 8?
3. Which of the characters begins Section 8?
4. How does Jinny characterize her social life as it is in Section 6?
5. What should the reader infer that Rhoda is thinking about at the end of her Section 7 monologue?
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