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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What are the characters doing as their monologues progress in Section 8?
(a) Going to Percival's grave.
(b) Riding to Elvedon together.
(c) Walking together through the streets.
(d) They are still in the restaurant, eating.

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

4. In Section 5, Neville struggles to accomplish what simple act?
(a) Getting dressed.
(b) Bathing.
(c) Climbing stairs.
(d) Getting out of bed.

5. In Section 8, what happens between Rhoda and Louis?
(a) They fight in private.
(b) They talk and rectify their past differences.
(c) They do not speak to each other.
(d) They agree to get married.

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

7. 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 lack of drinks.
(d) The absence of Percival.

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

9. By the end of Section 6, what can we say for sure about Neville's feelings towards Percival?
(a) That he felt Percival unduely held a position of high-regard.
(b) That he was in love with Percival.
(c) That he hated Percival.
(d) That Percival confused him.

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

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

12. In Section 5, who does Rhoda refer to as "a snob"?
(a) Louis.
(b) Neville.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Percival.

13. Which of the characters begins Section 8?
(a) Louis.
(b) Susan.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Bernard.

14. On what street is Rhoda walking when the reader encounters her in Section 5?
(a) Oxford Street.
(b) Comstock Hill.
(c) Strawberry Hill.
(d) Hampton Court.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of insect does Woolf describe in the elaborate simile at the beginning of Section 7?

2. To what kind of historical figures does Louis compare himself in Section 6?

3. In Section 5, who asks, "but what is the thing that lies beneath the semblance of the thing?"

4. What is Susan doing when she begins her Section 7 monologue?

5. What two emotions seem to dominate Rhoda's Section 7 monologue?

(see the answer keys)

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