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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. What effect does Percival's presence have on the characters when he arrives in Section 4?
(a) It calms them.
(b) It enrages them.
(c) It causes them to leave.
(d) It confuses them.

2. In Section 2, Miss Lambert sits under a picture of whom?
(a) Queen Elizabeth.
(b) Queen Victoria.
(c) Queen Alexandra.
(d) King James I.

3. How does Rhoda react to the party in Section 3?
(a) She is nauseous and delirious.
(b) She is scared and nervous.
(c) She is bored and disinterested.
(d) She is excited and confident.

4. To where does Percival travel from England?
(a) To India.
(b) To Africa.
(c) To America.
(d) To Australia.

5. Who arrives to pick up Rhoda at the end of Section 1?
(a) Percival.
(b) Miss Hudson.
(c) Her Aunt.
(d) Biddy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Section 3, what common action does Jinny find "strange"?

2. Who utters Section 4's final words, "Now Percival is gone"?

3. How is the singing of the birds described in Section 3's opening?

4. What is Louis's profession when the reader encounters him in Section 3?

5. Who is picking flowers alone in the novel's first section?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Susan appears in Section 6.

2. Briefly analyze how the characters have developed as a group in the first two sections of the novel.

3. Describe how each character is presented in Section 1.

4. In Section 6, we encounter the three character who were omitted from the previous section. Describe their places in life at this point.

5. What are the characters doing at the beginning of Section 8, and why is that important?

6. Why is it significant that Bernard is not the first speaker in Section 5?

7. Why is Susan so distressed after she saw Jinny kiss Louis?

8. What is significant about the description at the beginning of Section 9?

9. Describe how Section 2 is structured.

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

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