A Room of One's Own Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator finds that the woman "pervades _________ from cover to cover;"
(a) The news.
(b) Romance.
(c) Poetry.
(d) History.

2. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?
(a) Lady MacBeth.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Cleopatra.
(d) Antigone.

3. In what century does the narrator believe women finally became complex characters in fiction?
(a) 20th.
(b) 16th.
(c) 18th.
(d) 19th.

4. According to the narrator, what will Carmichael "have her work cut out for her" as?
(a) A lover.
(b) A writer.
(c) A teacher.
(d) An observer.

5. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?
(a) Working-class.
(b) Middle-class.
(c) Royalty.
(d) Educated.

Short Answer Questions

1. What object does the narrator think best exemplifies a woman's purpose for a man?

2. What, according to the narrator, has given women wider range in fiction?

3. What does the narrator compare to the pile of books she gathers to study about women in the museum's library when it is placed on her desk?

4. What does the narrator wonder about Shakespeare as she looks for answers in his tragedies?

5. Compared to Jane Eyre, how long is Carmichael's book?

(see the answer key)

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