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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator find fascinating about all the books written about women?
(a) That there are so many written by men.
(b) That there are so few available.
(c) That they are all 100 years old.
(d) That they are all so good.

2. In the age of Shakespeare, what does the narrator claim it would have been impossible for women to do?
(a) Get a cat.
(b) Marry into money.
(c) Write the plays of Shakespeare.
(d) Attend college.

3. What quote from Pope does the narrator cite regarding women?
(a) "Most women have no character at all."
(b) "Women are equal in all ways to men."
(c) "Women are essential and hopeful."
(d) "Woman, without her man, is nothing."

4. The narrator claims that "it is in our idleness, in our ______, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
(a) Dreams.
(b) Hearts.
(c) Anger.
(d) Minds.

5. What common factor is there in all of the writings the narrator reads about women?
(a) Nothing. Each scholar has a differing opinion on them.
(b) They all claim that women are inferior.
(c) They are all written by women.
(d) They are all written by the same person.

Short Answer Questions

1. While reading the newspaper, what is the narrator reminded of?

2. What does the narrator use as a less offensive word for "vanities?"

3. To what city does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out after leaving home?

4. What does the narrator say about Shakespeare's mother?

5. 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?

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