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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who "gape[s] like a young bird, unsatisfied, for something that has escaped me" in Section 8?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Louis.
(c) Jinny.
(d) Susan.

3. 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 burn and destroy what they touch.
(c) They turn everything they touch white.
(d) They produce a glare off of everything they touch.

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

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

6. Who is holding Louis's hand in Section 8?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Susan.
(c) Neville.
(d) Jinny.

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

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

9. In Section 8, who contends that the characters have "destroyed something by our presence"?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Neville.
(c) Louis.
(d) Bernard.

10. Where does Bernard travel towards the end of his major monologue in Section 5?
(a) Louis' office.
(b) Jinny's house.
(c) Susan's home.
(d) Neville's flat.

11. Where do we find the sun at the beginning of Section 7?
(a) "Lower in the sky."
(b) "High in the sky."
(c) "Low in the sky."
(d) "Lowest in the sky."

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

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

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

15. 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 Percival confused him.
(c) That he hated Percival.
(d) That he was in love with Percival.

Short Answer Questions

1. What one word is repeated throughout Susan's monologue in Section 6?

2. Who is Section 6's last speaker?

3. In Section 6, who does Susan deride towards the end of her monologue?

4. In Section 7, where is Louis's new house?

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

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