Mrs. Dalloway Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 124 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Mrs. Dalloway Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 124 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Peter think when he was first introduced to Richard Dalloway?

2. What does Clarissa find ridiculous about Peter?

3. What kind of parties does Peter recall from the days at Bourton?

4. Why does Clarissa not wear her favorite dress to her party?

5. Where does Clarissa walk to hear the chimes of Big Ben?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Clarissa's immediate thoughts when Peter surprises her by showing up at her house?

2. What does Peter feel about seeing Clarissa after so many years, and to what does he attribute Clarissa's breaking their engagement?

3. What memories does Clarissa have about living at Bourton and being in love with Sally Seton?

4. What does Peter not realize about Clarissa as he chats with her in her room?

5. How does the author introduce Clarissa Dalloway?

6. How has Septimus changed since the war and what are Rezia's thoughts about his altered behavior now?

7. Which woman does Clarissa admire more than anyone and longs to be like her?

8. What are Peter's perceptions of Clarissa after having been gone for five years?

9. What do both Peter and Clarissa secretly think about the other?

10. How did Peter know that Clarissa was in love with Richard Dalloway?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Woolf was a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, and then briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one theme in the book. Identify at least two themes in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Septimus. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams and fears? Does he have a mental or physical condition? What else can you say about the character?

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