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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much income does the narrator receive per year?
(a) Ten million pounds.
(b) One thousand dollars.
(c) 500 pounds.
(d) One thousand pounds.

2. How does Shakespeare's fictional sister die?
(a) She is murdered.
(b) She kills herself.
(c) She falls of a horse.
(d) She dies in childbirth.

3. To the narrator, excluding women from history makes it seem "unreal" and "________."
(a) Inventive.
(b) Happy.
(c) Chauvinistic.
(d) Lop-sided.

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

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

6. What design is on the china at the women's college?
(a) Flowers.
(b) None.
(c) A Grecian funeral.
(d) Birds.

7. Woolf claims that "the truer the facts the better the _______________."
(a) Fiction.
(b) Argument.
(c) Conversation.
(d) Logic.

8. Which word best describes the food served at the Fernham dinner?
(a) Inedible.
(b) Expensive.
(c) Exotic.
(d) Plain.

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

10. What poet does the narrator recite to herself when leaving the luncheon, thinking that men must have hummed at parties before the war?
(a) Williams.
(b) Keats.
(c) Tennyson.
(d) Frost.

11. According to the narrator, which animal lives the longest of all animals?
(a) The horse.
(b) The elephant.
(c) The anteater.
(d) The fish.

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

13. 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 kicked out of her house.
(b) She could be executed.
(c) She could be elected governor.
(d) She could be beaten and locked up.

14. To what does the narrator compare compiling information about the day-to-day life of a woman?
(a) Challenging authority.
(b) Pulling teeth.
(c) Crying wolf.
(d) Rewriting history.

15. What color is "the light of emotion?"
(a) Blue.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Red.
(d) White.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say that the women before her were doing instead of earning money?

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

3. What does a woman need in order to write fiction, according to Woolf?

4. How many children did "Mrs. Seton" have?

5. What building is the narrator not allowed into at the men's college?

(see the answer keys)

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