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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 one word is repeated throughout Susan's monologue in Section 6?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Waves.
(c) Time,
(d) Seasons.

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

3. What do we learn from the end of Louis's major monologue in Section 6?
(a) That he is having an affair with Rhoda.
(b) That he is having an affair with Jinny.
(c) That he has moved in with Susan.
(d) That he and Neville have begun an affair.

4. Who do Bernard and Rhoda assert Percival was in love with?
(a) Susan.
(b) Neville.
(c) Rhoda.
(d) Jinny.

5. What kind of insect does Woolf describe in the elaborate simile at the beginning of Section 7?
(a) A beetle.
(b) A dragonfly.
(c) An ant.
(d) A moth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two dominant images of Section 8's introduction?

2. With what event in Bernard's life does the major news in Section 5 coincide?

3. Who does Bernard decide against comforting in Section 5?

4. In the beginning of Section 5, what state does Woolf describe the sun as being in?

5. What is the best way to characterize the tone of Bernard's first Section 8 monologue?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is different about Susan in Section 7?

4. Describe how Jinny appears in Section 6.

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

6. The first thing the reader learns in Section 5 is that Percival has died. How did he die, and who does it seem to have the strongest effect on?

7. How does Bernard's role change in Section 8, and what evidence do you have to support that?

8. Describe how Louis appears in Section 6.

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

10. Describe how the characters feel during the dinner they share in Section 8.

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