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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 6, Who remarks, "Percival has died . . . Life passes."?
(a) Louis.
(b) Neville.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Susan.

2. How does Jinny characterize her social life as it is in Section 6?
(a) Constant, but boring.
(b) Constant and vibrant.
(c) Altogether absent.
(d) No longer important to her.

3. At one point in Section 6, Jinny says she is being "flung up, and flung down, like . . ." what?
(a) A ship in the sea.
(b) The waves.
(c) A ragdoll.
(d) A ball being played with.

4. In Section 6, who does Susan deride towards the end of her monologue?
(a) Percival.
(b) Jinny.
(c) Neville.
(d) Rhoda.

5. Who is the first speaker in Section 7?
(a) Susan.
(b) Rhoda.
(c) Bernard.
(d) Neville.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where do we learn Bernard travels to in Section 7?

3. In Section 5, who does Rhoda refer to as "a snob"?

4. Where are the characters gathering in Section 8?

5. Whose Section 6 monologue features a musing on the passing of seasons?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is different about Susan in Section 7?

2. What is significant about how Rhoda appears in Section 7?

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

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

5. What is the significance of the way the birds are depicted in Section 7's introduction?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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