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published in

1972

2

The novel centres on the Ramsay family and their visits to t

he Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920.

3

The novel is set in the Ramsays' summer home in

the Hebrides, on the Isle of Skye

4

Briscoe finds herself plagued by doubts throughout the novel, doubts largely fed by the claims of _______________, another guest, who asserts that women can neither paint nor write.

Charles Tansley

5

_______________ has lost her grandmother's brooch on the beach.

Minta

6

How many sections in the text

3
The Window
Time Passes
To The Lighthouse

7

Mrs. Ramsay dies, as do two of her children – __________dies from complications of childbirth, and ____________ is killed in the war.

Prue and Andrew

8

Ramsay finally plans on taking the long-delayed trip to the lighthouse with daughter ____ and son _________

Cam(illa) and James

9

They are accompanied by the sailor____________- and his son, who catches fish during the trip.

Macalister

10

What will outlive the memory of Shakespeare, according to Mr. Ramsay?

A small stone

11

As the novel begins, how does young James Ramsay occupy himself?

He clips pictures from the Army and Navy Stores catalogue

12

To whom does Lily show her painting?

William Bankes

13

To what does Mr. Ramsay liken the progress of human thought?

An Alphabet

14

Why does Paul Rayley feel dissatisfied by his marriage proposal?

He feels tricked by Mrs. Ramsay

15

What article of clothing does Mrs. Ramsay make for the lighthouse keeper’s son?

A stocking

16

What poem does Mr. Ramsay recite to himself on the beach?

The Charge of the Light Brigade”

17

Who chooses Mrs. Ramsay’s jewelry for the dinner party?

Rose

18

What revives interest in Mr. Carmichael’s poetry?

His new volume of poems published during World War I

19

What does Mrs. Ramsay read when she joins Mr. Ramsay after the dinner party?

Shakesperean sonnet

20

When Mrs. Ramsay discovers the children awake in the nursery, what does she do to help them sleep?

She covers a skull that hangs on the wall with her shawl

21

What does James feel towards his father Mr. Ramsay?

Murderous Antipathy

22

Which character languishes in literary obscurity until his verse becomes popular during the war?

Carmichael

23

To what animal or object does Woolf compare Mr. Ramsay?

A Knife