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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 is the first thing the reader learns in Section 5?
(a) That Percival has died.
(b) That Jinny is married.
(c) That Bernard is divorced.
(d) That Neville has moved.

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

3. Who notices the hand-holding between two characters in Section 8?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Bernard.
(c) Susan.
(d) Rhoda.

4. In Section 5, who does Rhoda refer to as "a snob"?
(a) Bernard.
(b) Percival.
(c) Louis.
(d) Neville.

5. To what kind of historical figures does Louis compare himself in Section 6?
(a) Classical philosophers.
(b) Roman consuls.
(c) Members of parliament.
(d) Romantic poets.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the reader encounters him in Section 7, toward whom does Neville express some resentment or jealousy?

2. What is Susan doing when she begins her Section 7 monologue?

3. When Neville hears the significant news in Section 5, to what does he compare it?

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

5. What time is it when Bernard begins his last monologue of Section 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Jinny appears in Section 6.

2. 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?

3. What is different about Susan in Section 7?

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

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

6. Describe how Susan appears in Section 6.

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

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

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

10. What in particular separates Section 7 from the prior two sections, and why is that significant?

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