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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Wollstonecraft, to what might the questions she asks lead?
(a) More questions.
(b) Divorce.
(c) Crises of faith.
(d) Truths.

2. What should passion subside into in order for a couple to be happy?
(a) Trust.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Respect.
(d) Tolerance.

3. Who complains about the silliness of women?
(a) Men.
(b) Women.
(c) The poor.
(d) The rich.

4. When it comes to relationships between men and women, who will always have the advantage?
(a) The woman.
(b) Societal pressures.
(c) The rake.
(d) The man.

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

6. What profession is “incompatible with freedom?”
(a) A standing army.
(b) Any kind of office job.
(c) Royalty.
(d) Beggar.

7. What is important to manners?
(a) Proper appearance.
(b) Relationships.
(c) Friendship.
(d) Individual education.

8. What gives man preeminence over creatures?
(a) Reason.
(b) Strength.
(c) Tools.
(d) Faith.

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

10. Who has written instructional books that treat women as subordinate?
(a) Royalty.
(b) Women.
(c) Church authorities.
(d) Men.

11. What is the source of reason?
(a) Society.
(b) Relationships.
(c) Education.
(d) The Creator.

12. What does Wollstonecraft think of the idea of a coquette as natural?
(a) She thinks it is absurd.
(b) She thinks it will change.
(c) She feels the need to do more research before making a claim.
(d) She thinks it has its merits.

13. What type of women delight in using whatever small power they have?
(a) The uneducated.
(b) The poor.
(c) The sophisticated.
(d) The rich.

14. What does Wollstonecraft say offers a great advantage in forming women's characters?
(a) Social interactions.
(b) Religious upbringing.
(c) Acquiring knowledge.
(d) First impressions.

15. What author does Wollstonecraft speak the most highly of in Chapter 5?
(a) Mrs. Shelley.
(b) Mrs. Macauley.
(c) Mrs. Piozzi.
(d) Mrs. Chapone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a man who exercises absolute power lose?

2. Where must virtuous beings derive their virtue?

3. What forms, to some degree, man's character?

4. What does Rousseau say is required of girls for them to be thought beautiful?

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

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