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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. In Section 5, Neville struggles to accomplish what simple act?
(a) Getting dressed.
(b) Climbing stairs.
(c) Getting out of bed.
(d) Bathing.

2. In the beginning of Section 5, what state does Woolf describe the sun as being in?
(a) Nearly its brightest.
(b) Its dullest.
(c) Its most uncompromising.
(d) Its most merciful.

3. What time of day does the passage at the beginning of Section 5 describe?
(a) Late night.
(b) Evening.
(c) Morning.
(d) Midday.

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

5. What time is it when Bernard begins his last monologue of Section 8?
(a) Very early in the morning.
(b) Very late at night.
(c) Nearly bed-time.
(d) Midday.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is most notable about Jinny's Section 6 monologue?

3. In Section 8, who contends that the characters have "destroyed something by our presence"?

4. Where does Bernard travel towards the end of his major monologue in Section 5?

5. What kind of insect does Woolf describe in the elaborate simile at the beginning of Section 7?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe how Susan appears in Section 6.

3. Why does Bernard travel to Rome in Section 7?

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. What is different about Susan in Section 7?

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

10. Characterize Neville's state of mind as he appears at the end of Section 6.

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