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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 is primarily focused on appearances early in Section 2?
(a) Louis.
(b) Susan.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Jinny.

2. Who is not permitted to go on the walk?
(a) Susan.
(b) Louis.
(c) Neville.
(d) Jinny.

3. Who refers to "sudden kisses" as a "crudity"?
(a) Susan.
(b) Neville.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Louis.

4. What is Bernard doing at the beginning of Section 3?
(a) Meeting Susan.
(b) Talking to Percival.
(c) Writing a letter.
(d) Eating dinner.

5. What is significant about what day it is at the end of Section 2?
(a) It is the boys' last day at school.
(b) It is the last day of the boys' first term at school.
(c) It is the last day of summer.
(d) It is the boys' first day of their second year at school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who refers to all the happenings as "scuffling and hubbub"?

2. What is the first speaker musing on at the beginning of Section 3?

3. Who tells Rhoda in Section 1 that someone has arrived to pick her up?

4. Who is this Section 4's opening speaker?

5. Who "only understands cries of love, hate, rage and pain"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Bernard's announcement of his engagement in Section 4 significant?

2. When the characters change locations in the text, it is not always noticeable. Identify why this is and the effect on the reader.

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

4. Describe the boys' experiences in chapel while at school in Section 2.

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

6. Bernard is clearly becoming the most central of the six characters. Describe his characteristics as he appears in Section 3.

7. Describe how Section 2 is structured.

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

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

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

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