Herland Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. In Chapter 7, with what are the men said to be "at last considered sufficiently tamed and trained to be trusted"?

2. How do women prevent pregnancy in Herland?

3. As the men's tour continues, what does Terry learn to do?

4. How does Terry act towards the girls in the group that forms around him?

5. In Chapter 10, what are Herland's women said not to believe in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Herland come to rely on food-bearing trees for its food supply?

2. In Chapter 9, what do we learn girls in Herland are taught to think about themselves while growing up?

3. 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?

4. What bores Terry about Herland in Chapter 9?

5. What are Ellador's beliefs about love-making?

6. What are the two core concepts of Herland's society as described in Chapter 7?

7. How did Ellador become a forester?

8. Why is Terry banished from Herland at the end of Chapter 11?

9. When Ellador is upset in Chapter 10, what does the wise woman in the temple tell her?

10. In Chapter 9, what difference does Vandyke see in the children of Herland compared to the ones in America?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss and analyze the protagonist of the novel, Vandyck. What are his defining characteristics? What is his occupation? Why does his occupation and overall perspective make him a reliable narrator in this situation?

Essay Topic 2

"Herland" is an example of a socialist feminism novel. What does this term mean? What elements of socialist feminism can be found in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Analyse and interpret the character Jeff. What are Jeff's defining character traits? What is Gilman trying to convey in regards to the reversal of gender roles with the character Jeff? What does Jeff think of Herland?

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