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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who asserts, "One moment does not lead to another" in Section 4?
(a) Rhoda.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Susan.

2. Who takes the children for a "brisk walk"?
(a) Biddy.
(b) Mrs. Constable.
(c) Mis Curry.
(d) Miss Hudson.

3. To which poet does Bernard compare himself to the point of attempting imitation in Section 3?
(a) John Keats.
(b) Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
(c) Lord Byron.
(d) Robert Burns.

4. Who tells Rhoda in Section 1 that someone has arrived to pick her up?
(a) Mrs. Constable.
(b) Percival.
(c) Louis.
(d) Jinny.

5. What does Bernard describe during his first line of monologue?
(a) Fruity smells.
(b) An elephant.
(c) A globe.
(d) A spider's web.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character closes Section 2?

2. How does Rhoda characterize herself at the end of Section 3?

3. Who instigated the kiss in the garden?

4. Who decides to "put off my hopeless desire to be Susan, to be Jinny"?

5. Who kissed Louis in the garden?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about displaying the children in school in the novel's first section?

2. What is the significance of having each character introduce themselves by identifying a specific image in Section 1?

3. Which of the characters appears most at ease in Section 3, and why?

4. Why does Woolf use a line or two of monologue rather than dialogue to introduce the children in Section 1?

5. What is the major event that occurs in Section 4, and why is it significant?

6. How are Jinny and Rhoda characterized in Section 3?

7. Briefly analyze Neville's attitude towards religion.

8. Characterize Bernard's attitude towards Louis as described in Section 3.

9. Describe the way Section 3's introduction, the italicized vignette, fits in with the rest of Section 3 as a whole.

10. Describe the differences in Jinny and Rhoda's experience's while at school in Section 2.

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