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Virginia Woolf: early life
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Virginia Woolf was born in ________ in 1882.
2. She was the daughter of a famous Victorian man of letters, Leslie ________.
3. She grew up in an ________ atmosphere.
4. She attended a few courses at King's College, but her education was mainly based on private ________ lessons and the reading of books from her father's extraordinary library.
5. Together with her parents and her three siblings, she spent the ________ holidays by the sea at St Ives in Cornwall.
6. Her mother's death in 1895 caused Virginia's first nervous breakdown and her rebellion against her ________ tyrannical character.
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Mrs Dalloway: style
Tick the words or phrases related to the style of the novel.
A: Stream of consciousness.
B: Interior monologue.
C: Third-person narrator.
D: Present tense.
E: Epiphany.
F: Moments of being.
G: Accumulation of details.
H: Fluidity.
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Virginia Woolf: the Bloomsbury Group
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

When Virginia Woolf's mother died, she could finally start her literary career. She moved to the London neighbourhood of Bloomsbury, where she became a member of the Bloomsbury Group with her aunt, the artist Vanessa Bell. The group excluded writers, artists and thinkers who represented the avant-garde of early 20th century London. They all felt a contempt for traditional morality, and rejected artistic conventions and unconventional sexual codes. Their radicalism took shape in Woolf's revolutionary poetry style, Bertrand Russell's pacifist theories, and the Post-Impressionist painting of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
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Virginia Woolf: literary career
Match Woolf's works with their correct description.

1. Her first novel: ________
2. A book where she seemed to recognise the link between her creative process and her mental illness: ________
3. The novel where she first experimented new narrative techniques: ________
4. An important volume of literary essays: ________
5. A work that had a great impact on the feminist movement: ________
6. The novel devoted to her close friend Vita Sackville-West: ________
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Virginia Woolf and Modernism
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Virginia Woolf wanted to give voice to the inner world of feelings.
B: She thought that the events narrated in a story were no longer important.
C: She never used the omniscient narrator.
D: In her novels the point of view is always that of the main character.
E: She refused to use flashbacks and associations of ideas.
F: She believed that life was like a luminous halo surrounding people's consciousness.
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Mrs Dalloway: plot
Put the following sentences related to the plot of Mrs Dalloway in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 7.

________ Peter Walsh sees Septimus and Lucrezia in Regent's Park.
________ Clarissa goes to Bond Street to buy some flowers.
________ Septimus and Lucrezia are walking in the street when a car drives noisily past them.
________ Clarissa receives an unexpected visit from Peter Walsh.
________ Septimus has an interview with Sir William Bradshaw, who arranges for him to attend one of his clinics.
________ Clarissa gives her party, where all the people she thinks about during the day are gathered.
________ Septimus commits suicide, jumping out of the window of his room.
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Mrs Dalloway: setting
The following features refer either to Woolf's Mrs Dalloway or to Joyce's Ulysses. Choose the correct alternative.
A: The story takes place on a single ordinary day in early June 1923.
B: The story takes place on 16th June 1904.
C: The author elevates the main characters to the level of myth.
D: The novel follows the main character through a small area of London.
E: Through the 'tunnelling technique' the author allows the reader to experience the characters' memories of their past.
F: The climax of the novel is a party.
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Mrs Dalloway: Clarissa Dalloway
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence about the character of Clarissa Dalloway.

Clarissa Dalloway
A: is a lady in her thirties married to a Conservative MP.
B: was influenced by a possessive father and the frustration of a genuine love.
C: is characterised by two opposing feelings: a need for freedom and a class consciousness.
D: never imposes restrictions on her feelings.
E: is a wonderful poet.
F: is always aware of the outside world as an external reality.
G: lost a friend during the war.
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Mrs Dalloway: Septimus Warren Smith
Complete the text with the correct information.

Septimus is a young ________ who decides to enlist for patriotic reasons. During the war, his best friend, ________, dies, and Septimus is haunted by his spectre. He is a 'shell-shock' case and, seeking medical treatment, turns to Dr Holmes first, and then to Sir William Bradshaw, a famous nerve specialist. Septimus suffers from headaches and insomnia, and is sexually ________. He is similar to ________ in his physical response to experiences, and in his search for stability and protection. However, unlike her, he is not always able to distinguish between reality and his personal response to it. His psychic paralysis leads him to ________.
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Mrs Dalloway: themes and motifs
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The novel deals with the most important changes in the social life of the time.
B: Woolf was sceptical about the success of cinema.
C: The striking of Big Ben acts as a structural connection and a symbol of death in the novel.
D: The chiming of clocks distracts the reader's attention to the passing of time.
E: In the novel life expresses itself in moments of vision, which are objective but also subjectively creative.
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