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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 a conductor.
(b) As didactic.
(c) As spiritual.
(d) As a mediator.

2. Generally, what word best describes the mood of Bernard at the end of section 8, as compared to the beginning?
(a) He remains anxious and unsure.
(b) He has fallen into confusion.
(c) He has become more depressed.
(d) His mood has improved.

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Bernard seem to be struggling to do during his final monologue of Section 8?
(a) Write.
(b) Read.
(c) Talk.
(d) Sleep.

9. 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.

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

11. In Section 8, who says, "I have been torn apart"?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Jinny.
(d) Neville.

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

13. As the reader encounters him in Section 7, toward whom does Neville express some resentment or jealousy?
(a) Susan.
(b) Louis.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Bernard.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who refers to "the hieroglyphs written on other people's faces" in Section 6?

2. What separates Neville's monologue from the others in Section 6?

3. Who "gape[s] like a young bird, unsatisfied, for something that has escaped me" in Section 8?

4. How does Jinny characterize her social life as it is in Section 6?

5. Who has the first monologue of this Section 6?

(see the answer keys)

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