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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is one thing the narrator compares the big city she is visiting to?
(a) A retreat.
(b) A black hole.
(c) A machine.
(d) A circus.

3. During which month does the narrator visit the two colleges?
(a) January.
(b) May.
(c) April.
(d) October.

4. According to the narrator, what does a woman with creative talent inevitably lose?
(a) Her life.
(b) Her mind.
(c) Her lover.
(d) Her talent.

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

6. What does the narrator suspect that men are concerned with even more than women's inferiority?
(a) Women's beauty.
(b) Their money.
(c) Their own superiority.
(d) World events.

7. What could happen to a woman who refused to marry the man her parents chose for her prior to the 19th century?
(a) She could be elected governor.
(b) She could be beaten and locked up.
(c) She could be executed.
(d) She could be kicked out of her house.

8. What characteristic does the narrator find is often assigned to fictional women?
(a) Anger.
(b) Heroism.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Wealth.

9. In the fictional tale of Shakespeare's sister, how old is she when she leaves home?
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Almost twenty.
(c) Not yet seventeen.
(d) Fifteen.

10. The narrator claims that "nothing is known about women before the _________ century."
(a) Eighteenth.
(b) Nineteenth.
(c) Twentieth.
(d) Seventh.

11. What was the cost of founding the women's college?
(a) Thirty-thousand pounds.
(b) Two million dollars.
(c) Five hundred pounds.
(d) Sixty thousand dollars.

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

13. The narrator wants to know, among other things, why woman are __________ than/to men.
(a) Poorer.
(b) Smarter.
(c) Inferior.
(d) Richer.

14. The narrator finds that the woman "is all but absent from ________."
(a) Fiction.
(b) Sonnets.
(c) Life.
(d) History.

15. What object does the narrator think best exemplifies a woman's purpose for a man?
(a) A garden tool.
(b) A mirror.
(c) A mule.
(d) A porcelain doll.

Short Answer Questions

1. What subject does the narrator's friend teach at the women's college?

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

3. What writer does the narrator list as one whose self-consciousness the reader is aware of?

4. Where does the narrator go after leaving the museum?

5. Who is upset that the narrator is walking on the grass at Oxbridge?

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