A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Mark Wollstonecraft
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who argues that man is a solitary animal?
(a) Rousseau.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Milton.
(d) Dr. Gregory.

2. How does Wollstonecraft think boys and girls should play?
(a) Within specific age groups.
(b) Quietly.
(c) Together.
(d) Separately.

3. What happens when women are prevented from having experiences and endeavors?
(a) They become immoral.
(b) They become hermits.
(c) They lose their free will.
(d) Virtues do not form.

4. What is the name of the character from Emilie Wollstonecraft criticizes in Chapter 5?
(a) Nicole.
(b) Sophia.
(c) Lilly.
(d) Rene.

5. What should men and women attain in the same way?
(a) Relationships.
(b) Virtue.
(c) Strength.
(d) Education.

6. How should education be supplemented?
(a) With public debate.
(b) With individual study.
(c) With society in which people live.
(d) With faith.

7. What would happen if women were treated like boys in terms of fear and emotional displays?
(a) Men would be at home taking care of the children.
(b) They would be more respectable.
(c) Society would be more balanced.
(d) They would be leaders.

8. Which of the following is NOT a focus of women's education?
(a) Trying to get married.
(b) Trade skills.
(c) Perfecting their beauty.
(d) Producing silly women.

9. What is the only pursuit women are taught to have?
(a) The arts.
(b) The attainment of beauty.
(c) They are not taught any pursuit.
(d) Motherhood.

10. What does Wollstonecraft say about love?
(a) It is the driving force in society.
(b) It carries too much weight in society.
(c) It fades.
(d) It grows.

11. According to Chapter 6, what has a determinate effect on women's characters?
(a) Formal education.
(b) Religious upbringing.
(c) Early associations and ideas.
(d) Husband.

12. Whose letters does Wollstonecraft address at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) Rousseau's.
(b) Lord Chesterfield's.
(c) Bishop Arden's.
(d) Mrs. Macauley's.

13. Women are slaves to _______________.
(a) Negative impressions.
(b) First impressions.
(c) Positive impressions.
(d) They are often neutral to impressions.

14. According to Wollstonecraft, what would fulfill a woman's life task?
(a) Finding a profession.
(b) Instilling virtues in her children.
(c) Getting married.
(d) Giving birth.

15. What causes error and evil?
(a) Men.
(b) Poor education.
(c) Free will.
(d) Women.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do love and arbitrary passion reign?

2. What makes men naturally superior to women?

3. In Chapter 6, what does Wollstonecraft say is the only thing that can bring independence and freedom?

4. What is the business of a woman's life?

5. How do Rousseau and Dr. Gregory make women appear?

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