1. What will outlive
the memory of Shakespeare, according to Mr. Ramsay?
2. As the novel begins,
how does young James Ramsay occupy himself?
3. To whom does Lily
show her painting?
4. How does Andrew
5. To what does Mr.
Ramsay liken the progress of human thought?
6. Who originally
asks to go to the lighthouse?
7. Why does Paul
Rayley feel dissatisfied by his marriage proposal?
8. What article of
clothing does Mrs. Ramsay make for the lighthouse keeper’s son?
9. How did Virginia
10. Who tells Lily
that women can never paint or write?
11. What poem does
Mr. Ramsay recite to himself on the beach?
12. Who chooses Mrs.
Ramsay’s jewelry for the dinner party?
13. What was the
name of the group of artists and intellectuals to which Woolf belonged?
14. In what year
was To the Lighthouse published?
15. Which character
does Mrs. Ramsay hope Lily will marry?
16. What revives
interest in Mr. Carmichael’s poetry?
17. How does Prue
18. What does Mr.
Ramsay most often want from Mrs. Ramsay and why?
19. Critical consensus
holds that the character of Mrs. Ramsay is based on whom?
20. Who accompanies
Mr. Ramsay to the lighthouse at the novel’s end?
21. How many years
pass in the second section of the novel?
22. Who rescues the
house from the disastrous effects of time?
23. What does Mrs.
Ramsay read when she joins Mr. Ramsay after the dinner party?
24. What does Minta
Doyle lose on the beach?
25. When Mrs. Ramsay
discovers the children awake in the nursery, what does she do to
help them sleep?