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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. To the women of Herland, what is life about?
2. What does Ellador create a chart about?
3. What do the women agree to in order to please the men in Chapter 10?
4. Who accompanies the men on their tour of the country?
5. What fraction of the total American female population is made up of poor women?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why don't her Herland people believe in life after death?
2. How did Ellador become a forester?
3. Why is it necessary for the women of Herland to control their population? How do they do this?
4. In Chapter 9, what difference does Vandyke see in the children of Herland compared to the ones in America?
5. In Chapter 7, why has Terry sunk in the esteem of his friends?
6. What reason does Moadine give Terry for the men's ongoing imprisonment?
7. What bores Terry about Herland in Chapter 9?
8. Why is Terry banished from Herland at the end of Chapter 11?
9. What is the men's view of a wife's role in marriage? After their marriages, how do their wives fail to meet the men's expectations?
10. Why did Herland come to rely on food-bearing trees for its food supply?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the differences between Herland and the men's society. What are some of the differences? How do the women react to these differences? How do the men react? Why do the men sometimes become embarrassed because of their society?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the traditional gender roles of the Victorian era. How are these gender roles portrayed in the male characters of the novel? How do these gender roles of this era lead the men to judge the Herlandians in a different light?
Essay Topic 3
Herland rejects tradition as much as the men's society values it. Why might this be so? What effect does this have on Herland's society? What are the pros and cons of a society which values innovation over tradition?
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