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

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

3. How does Jinny characterize her social life as it is in Section 6?
(a) Constant and vibrant.
(b) Altogether absent.
(c) No longer important to her.
(d) Constant, but boring.

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

5. Who is the first speaker in Section 7?
(a) Susan.
(b) Neville.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Bernard.

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

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

8. Which speaker follows Susan in Section 7?
(a) Neville.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Louis.
(d) Rhoda.

9. What phrase does Susan use to describe her position in life as it is in Section 7?
(a) She has "reached the summit of her desires."
(b) That she, "divests herself of her authority."
(c) That she is, "no longer young. No longer part of the procession."
(d) That she is "not one of those who find their satisfaction in one person, or in infinity."

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

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

12. In Section 7, where is Louis's new house?
(a) Surrey.
(b) Leeds.
(c) Birmingham.
(d) London.

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

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 kiss between Jinny and Louis.
(c) The end of his life.
(d) Waking from a dream.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Section 7, which two people does Susan name as those she "thinks sometimes of"?

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

3. What is the dominant feature of the monologues during the middle of Section 8?

4. In Section 8, when does Bernard arrive in relation to the other characters?

5. What are the characters doing as their monologues progress in Section 8?

(see the answer keys)

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