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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Even up to the beginning of the nineteenth century, according to the narrator, what was "out of the question" for a woman?
(a) To marry someone handsome.
(b) To raise more than two children.
(c) To have a room of her own.
(d) To live in the city.

2. What does the narrator say that the women before her were doing instead of earning money?
(a) Raising children.
(b) Serving dinner.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Shopping.

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

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

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

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

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

8. What writer does the narrator list as one whose self-consciousness the reader is aware of?
(a) Flaubert.
(b) Rousseau.
(c) Keats.
(d) All of the above.

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

10. 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 are all written by women.
(c) They all claim that women are inferior.
(d) They are all written by the same person.

11. What did women writers do before the eighteenth century to disguise their genders?
(a) Never published their work.
(b) Wore hats.
(c) Wrote under a man's name.
(d) Burned books in libraries.

12. According to the narrator's research, what practice is common in the treatment of women throughout history?
(a) Writing about marriage.
(b) Love-making.
(c) Wife-beating.
(d) Verbal abuse.

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

14. What are the beadles doing as the narrator leaves the men's college?
(a) Chasing her out.
(b) Locking the gates.
(c) Serving dinner.
(d) Cutting the grass.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?

2. What heading does the narrator place on the page of notes she is taking while researching "women and fiction?"

3. According to the narrator, how do we achieve self-confidence?

4. After failing to find answers in other areas, what does the narrator look into upon her return to the British Museum?

5. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?

(see the answer keys)

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