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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In what year were women granted the right to vote?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1896.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1920.

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

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?
(a) A loadstone.
(b) Manure.
(c) An avalanche.
(d) A gift from Heaven.

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

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

8. What occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?
(a) Waitress.
(b) Writer.
(c) Seamstress.
(d) Actress.

9. What heading does the narrator place on the page of notes she is taking while researching "women and fiction?"
(a) Women and Truth.
(b) Women and Art.
(c) Women and Poverty.
(d) Women and Men.

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

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

12. Where does the narrator spend the hour she has to spare before lunch at Oxbridge?
(a) In front of the chapel.
(b) In the swimming pool.
(c) In the library.
(d) At home.

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

14. 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.

15. According to the narrator, in relation to her husband, what was a woman prior to the women's movement?
(a) An employee.
(b) Property.
(c) A queen.
(d) An equal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What trait does the narrator ascribe to male writers?

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

3. What does the narrator wonder about Shakespeare as she looks for answers in his tragedies?

4. What does the narrator compare to the feeling of having had a good meal and good conversation?

5. What year is this story set in?

(see the answer keys)

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