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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which word best describes the food at the Oxbridge luncheon?
(a) Disgusting.
(b) Elaborate.
(c) Indian.
(d) Plain.

3. What trait does the narrator ascribe to male writers?
(a) Vanity.
(b) Anonymity.
(c) Anger.
(d) Humility.

4. What does the narrator compare to the feeling of having had a good meal and good conversation?
(a) A lamp in the spine.
(b) A happy child.
(c) A fine wine.
(d) A good night's rest.

5. According to the narrator, men have often compared the idea of women creating anything like fiction or music to what?
(a) A dog walking on its hind legs.
(b) A dead person coming back to life.
(c) A man wearing a dress.
(d) A blind man reading a book.

6. Who is upset that the narrator is walking on the grass at Oxbridge?
(a) Her mother.
(b) The beadle.
(c) The priest.
(d) Her husband.

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

8. What subject does the narrator's friend teach at the women's college?
(a) Science.
(b) Latin.
(c) Math.
(d) English.

9. What, does the narrator claim, is "worse than being locked out?"
(a) Being married.
(b) Being the key.
(c) Being locked in.
(d) Being poor.

10. To what city does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out after leaving home?
(a) Dallas.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Rome.

11. In Chapter 2, what bill does the narrator give the waiter to pay for her meal?
(a) Ten shilling.
(b) One hundred dollar.
(c) One dollar.
(d) Five shilling.

12. What is the source of the narrator's income?
(a) A divorce settlement.
(b) An inheritance.
(c) A writing job.
(d) A seamstress job.

13. What first name does the narrator give herself, even though she says it is unimportant?
(a) Joyce.
(b) Mary.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Alice.

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

15. While reading the newspaper, what is the narrator reminded of?
(a) That she has not done any work.
(b) That England is under the rule of a patriarchy.
(c) That she is alone.
(d) That England is full of women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the men's college visited by the narrator?

2. According to the narrator, what does a woman with creative talent inevitably lose?

3. During which month does the narrator visit the two colleges?

4. What time is dinner being served at Fernham?

5. Which museum does the narrator visit in Chapter 2?

(see the answer keys)

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