To the Lighthouse: Overview of Style and Plot


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How important is the plot of Woolf's To the Lighthouse? Why?

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1. In Woolf's To the Lighthouse, what is the significance of the lighthouse in the title?

2. In the 'Time Passes' section of Woolf's To the Lighthouse, how are the deaths of important characters like Mrs. Ramsay, Prue Ramsay, presented?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To the Lighthouse is a novel by Virginia Woolf, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the events, characters and themes of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The plot of To the Lighthouse
  • The significance of the lighthouse in this story
  • How the deaths of some important characters are presented
  • What kind of artist Lily Briscoe is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the style and plot of To the Lighthouse
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the jobs of main characters, such as Mr. Ramsay and Lily Briscoe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot of To the Lighthouse

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson To the Lighthouse: Overview of Style and Plot. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • See how Virginia Woolf describes this novel and when it was published
  • Learn the basic plot of the three parts of To the Lighthouse
  • Understand how Woolf uses streams of consciousness