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. Who is most deeply affected by the significant news in Section 5?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Neville.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Louis.

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

3. In Section 7, how does the poem which Louis muses on begin?
(a) "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan . . ."
(b) "The rain set early in to-night . . ."
(c) "O western wind . . ."
(d) "One must have a mind of winter . . ."

4. For how long does Bernard stay where he travels in Section 7?
(a) Twenty days.
(b) One month.
(c) Ten days.
(d) One week.

5. What two emotions seem to dominate Rhoda's Section 7 monologue?
(a) Aggressiveness and anger.
(b) Contentment and joy.
(c) Anger and resentment.
(d) Indifference and depression.

6. Where has the sun moved to at the beginning of Section 6?
(a) It is just rising.
(b) It is past the mid-point in the sky.
(c) It is setting.
(d) It is not out at all because it is night.

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

8. What is the effect of the sun's beams at the beginning of Section 5?
(a) They produce a glare off of everything they touch.
(b) They burn and destroy what they touch.
(c) They clearly define the objects they touch.
(d) They turn everything they touch white.

9. Where do we find the sun at the beginning of Section 7?
(a) "Lower in the sky."
(b) "High in the sky."
(c) "Low in the sky."
(d) "Lowest in the sky."

10. With what event in Bernard's life does the major news in Section 5 coincide?
(a) Jinny's engagement.
(b) The death of his father.
(c) His wedding.
(d) The birth of his first child.

11. What separates Neville's monologue from the others in Section 6?
(a) He is most aware of aging.
(b) He is the most content of any of the characters.
(c) He is least troubled by Percival's death.
(d) He is least aware of aging.

12. In Section 8, when does Bernard arrive in relation to the other characters?
(a) Last.
(b) Fourth.
(c) First.
(d) Second.

13. Who is Section 6's last speaker?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Neville.
(d) Rhoda.

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

15. 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 is having an affair with Rhoda.
(c) That he and Neville have begun an affair.
(d) That he is having an affair with Jinny.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In Section 5, how does Bernard describe Percival's presence in the lives of the other characters?

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

5. On what street is Rhoda walking when the reader encounters her in Section 5?

(see the answer keys)

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