A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Test | Final 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. What does Wollstonecraft conclude would happen if women were given more freedom?

2. To what would women progress if they were given the same fundamental rights and freedoms as men?

3. From where do the duties of women come, according to Chapter 11?

4. What does section three of Chapter 13 address?

5. When does character formation occur?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is modesty? Why is it important, according to Wollstonecraft?

2. What does Wollstonecraft say about meek mothers?

3. Give two of Wollstonecraft’s concluding remarks.

4. What women are most respected in society? Why?

5. How can women bring out modesty from chastity?

6. Why does Wollstonecraft advocate national schools, according to the end of Chapter 12?

7. What does Wollstonecraft say happens to boys who attend religious schools?

8. How does society expect men and women to keep their passions in check?

9. What is the focus of virtue for women, according to Wollstonecraft? How can women behave if they attain that virtue?

10. Why does Wollstonecraft say women should not rely on their husbands for existence?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Wollstonecraft's view of women with Rousseau's view of women. How are they similar? How are they different? How does Wollstonecraft react to Rousseau's view of women?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the relationship between education and parenting in the 18th century. Why is education important for parenting? What affect does women's poor education have on their role as a mother?

Essay Topic 3

Define irony. What are the three types of irony used in literature? Identify at least one use of irony in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and identify what type of irony it is. Is this an effective use of irony? Why or why not?

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