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 the next speaker in Section 7?
(a) Susan.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Rhoda.

2. In the beginning of Section 5, what state does Woolf describe the sun as being in?
(a) Nearly its brightest.
(b) Its dullest.
(c) Its most merciful.
(d) Its most uncompromising.

3. What time of day does the passage at the beginning of Section 5 describe?
(a) Evening.
(b) Morning.
(c) Late night.
(d) Midday.

4. Who has the first monologue of this Section 6?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Louis.
(c) Susan.
(d) Bernard.

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

6. What are the two dominant images of Section 8's introduction?
(a) The sun sinking as the waves become the dominant image.
(b) The nighttime sky and the calm waters.
(c) Both the waves and the sun are sinking in power.
(d) The waves receding as the sun burns brighter.

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

8. What is Susan doing when she begins her Section 7 monologue?
(a) Speaking with Bernard.
(b) Alone in her room at Elvedon.
(c) Playing with her daughters.
(d) Walking with her son in the garden.

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

10. 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 aged.
(d) That she has grown fat.

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

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

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

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

15. What significant fact do we learn about Louis's love-life in the course of his major Section 7 monologue?
(a) He is a homosexual.
(b) He has struck up an affair with Jinny.
(c) Rhoda has left him.
(d) He and Rhoda are married.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Jinny when the reader encounters her in Section 6?

2. In Section 8, who contends that the characters have "destroyed something by our presence"?

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

4. What significant fact do we learn about Susan's life in Section 6?

5. Where do we find the sun at the beginning of Section 7?

(see the answer keys)

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