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The Hours

Michael Cunningham

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1. What flowers do Angelica and Virginia put around the grave of the dead bird?

2. What subject does Louis teach?

3. What method does Laura think about using to commit suicide?

4. What season of the year did Louis, Clarissa, and Richard spend in Wellfleet?

5. What color is the bowl that Laura Brown uses to sift flour for her cake?

6. What kind of a movie with a gay hero does Oliver St. Ives want to make?

7. What does Clarissa think Julia would never wear?

8. Who or what passes over the bridge right after Virginia kills herself?

9. What does the woman who owns Clarissa’s favorite flower shop want to be?

10. What is Richard wearing when he dies?

11. What did Virginia drink instead of eating breakfast?

12. What is the name of the prize that Richard is to be awarded?

13. Where does Laura leave Richie when she goes to check into the hotel?

14. Which of these movie stars was NOT one of Clarissa’s guesses as to who was in the trailer in front of the flower shop?

15. What pet did Kitty ask Laura to feed while she was in the hospital?

16. Where did Louis and Richard break up?

17. What household object did Clarissa buy for Richard that he never uses?

18. What shade of blue is the hotel room that Laura goes to?

19. Who is the handsomest of the three Bell children?

20. What does Julia return to Clarissa’s house in order to retrieve?

21. How does Dan wreck his birthday cake?

22. What does Walter Hardy do for a living?

23. How does Laura get to the hotel room?

24. What does Vanessa want to buy for Angelica for her birthday?

25. After Richard dies, what wounded part of him does Clarissa look at?

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