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

Mark Wollstonecraft
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose letters does Wollstonecraft address at the end of Chapter 5?

2. How do women react to what they see and hear?

3. What is the title of the work by Dr. Gregory Wollstonecraft that he addresses in Chapter 5?

4. What author does Wollstonecraft speak the most highly of in Chapter 5?

5. How does Wollstonecraft say God intended mankind to live after the Fall?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is included in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman before the first chapter?

2. Explain Wollstonecraft's objection to the character of Sophia in Rousseau's Emilie.

3. How are women made weak, according to the beginning of Chapter 4?

4. Why does Wollstonecraft not blame women for falling for a rake?

5. How do instructional books written by men treat women?

6. What does Wollstonecraft say she is going to start with in Chapter 1?

7. What does Wollstonecraft say about allowing boys and girls to play together?

8. What argument does Wollstonecraft give at the beginning of Chapter 2 to justify women's pursuit and attainment of virtue?

9. What does Wollstonecraft say about Rousseau's view of women's education?

10. What irony does Wollstonecraft present in Chapter 2 in men's view of women? What kind of irony is this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Wollstonecraft's plan to improve education as it is described in Chapter 11. Explain the education she has planned for each age group. Why does she make this proposal for an education system?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the follies Wollstonecraft addresses in Chapter 13 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. What are the follies she addresses? Why are they harmful to women? What, if any, solutions does she offer to combat them?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Wollstonecraft's view of marriage in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. What is the state of marriage in her society? What does she think of this? What does Wollstonecraft want to see happen in marriage? What does this reveal about her society?

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