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. What is most notable about Jinny's Section 6 monologue?
(a) She does not mention the children she has.
(b) She speaks solely about herself and Percival.
(c) She speaks in iambic pentameter.
(d) She does not mention any of the other characters.

2. Whose Section 6 monologue features a musing on the passing of seasons?
(a) Susan's.
(b) Louis's.
(c) Bernard's.
(d) Neville's.

3. Which of the characters appears most able to move on from the significant news in Section 5?
(a) Susan.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Louis.

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

5. 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 turn everything they touch white.
(d) They clearly define the objects they touch.

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

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

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

9. 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."

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

11. In Section 7, which two people does Susan name as those she "thinks sometimes of"?
(a) Bernard and Louis.
(b) Neville and Percival.
(c) Percival and Rhoda.
(d) Jinny and Rhoda.

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

13. Who does Bernard decide against comforting in Section 5?
(a) Neville.
(b) Louis.
(c) Susan.
(d) Rhoda.

14. At one point in Section 6, Jinny says she is being "flung up, and flung down, like . . ." what?
(a) A ball being played with.
(b) A ship in the sea.
(c) A ragdoll.
(d) The waves.

15. What does Neville conclude at the end of his Section 6 monologue?
(a) That Percival's death has paralyzed him.
(b) That Percival had no effect on him.
(c) That he will commit suicide.
(d) That, despite his love for Percival, he could find another man to love.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the characters begins Section 8?

3. What time of day does the passage at the beginning of Section 5 describe?

4. According to Section 7, what does Jinny resign herself to being in regards to the rest of her life?

5. What time is it when Bernard begins his last monologue of Section 8?

(see the answer keys)

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