1. What does Clarissa
set out to purchase in the novel’s opening scene?
2. What object does
Peter Walsh always have with him?
3. What color is
Clarissa Dalloway’s party dress?
4. In which month
does the novel take place?
5. Which male character
proposes marriage to Clarissa and is refused?
6. Septimus feels
human nature is essentially evil. Which character does he claim
embodies “human nature”?”
7. Which line from
a Shakespearean play is repeated several times throughout the novel?
8. What is Lucrezia
9. Septimus goes
to the doctor because he is suffering from what illness?
10. Why does Lady
Bruton invite Richard Dalloway and Hugh Whitbread to her home for
11. When Richard
returns from having lunch at Lady Bruton’s, what does he bring home
12. Who does Clarissa
compare herself to when she returns home to her attic room?
13. What was the
most exquisite moment of Clarissa’s life?
14. Where does Peter
15. Where did Clarissa
spend her summers as a girl?
16. What is the name
of Peter’s fiancée?
17. What does Clarissa
have in her hands when Peter Walsh makes an unexpected visit?
18. What illness
has Clarissa recently recovered from?
19. When Peter Walsh
falls asleep in Regent’s Park, what does he dream about?
20. Whom does Septimus
hear speaking to him from behind trees and screens?
21. What does Sir
William Bradshaw, one of Septimus’s doctors, believe in most strongly?
22. Who does Clarissa
see twice in the window across from her own?
23. Where does Doris
Kilman go after having tea with Elizabeth?
24. Which shocking
action did Sally Seton take at Bourton?
25. What does Lady
Bradshaw tell Clarissa at the Dalloways’ party?