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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Section 6, who does Susan deride towards the end of her monologue?
(a) Percival.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Jinny.
(d) Neville.

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

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

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

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

6. What time is it when Bernard begins his last monologue of Section 8?
(a) Very late at night.
(b) Midday.
(c) Nearly bed-time.
(d) Very early in the morning.

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

8. 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 most aware of aging.
(d) He is least aware of aging.

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

10. Who notices the hand-holding between two characters in Section 8?
(a) Susan.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Rhoda.

11. When Neville hears the significant news in Section 5, to what does he compare it?
(a) Waking from a dream.
(b) The end of his life.
(c) The loss of a family member.
(d) The kiss between Jinny and Louis.

12. What do we learn from the end of Louis's major monologue in Section 6?
(a) That he has moved in with Susan.
(b) That he and Neville have begun an affair.
(c) That he is having an affair with Rhoda.
(d) That he is having an affair with Jinny.

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

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

15. With what event in Bernard's life does the major news in Section 5 coincide?
(a) The death of his father.
(b) Jinny's engagement.
(c) His wedding.
(d) The birth of his first child.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the end of Section 6, what can we say for sure about Neville's feelings towards Percival?

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

3. In Section 5, who does Rhoda refer to as "a snob"?

4. As the reader encounters him in Section 7, toward whom does Neville express some resentment or jealousy?

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

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