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

2. By the end of Section 6, what can we say for sure about Neville's feelings towards Percival?
(a) That Percival confused him.
(b) That he was in love with Percival.
(c) That he felt Percival unduely held a position of high-regard.
(d) That he hated Percival.

3. 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.

4. Where has the sun moved to at the beginning of Section 6?
(a) It is not out at all because it is night.
(b) It is setting.
(c) It is past the mid-point in the sky.
(d) It is just rising.

5. What does Rhoda offer to Percival in Section 5?
(a) Violets.
(b) Roses.
(c) Begonias.
(d) Daisies.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do we learn from the end of Louis's major monologue in Section 6?

2. What about her life is Jinny bemoaning when she begins her monologue in Section 7?

3. What does Neville conclude at the end of his Section 6 monologue?

4. Which of the characters recognizes themselves as the group's strongest member in Section 5?

5. Generally, what word best describes the mood of Bernard at the end of section 8, as compared to the beginning?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is different about Susan in Section 7?

2. How is Section 6's opening description distinct, and what should the reader expect from the rest of the section?

3. Which image becomes more dominant in Section 8's introductory vignette, and what do you think it signifies?

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

5. How does the structure of Section 5 parallel the development of the characters?

6. Elaborate on what Rhoda identifies as the problems the characters have faced in their lives in Section 8.

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

8. What do the characters do after they leave the restaurant in Section 8, and what happens then?

9. Why doesn't Percival's death have a strong effect on Bernard in Section 5?

10. What is most notable about Section 5's opening description and why?

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