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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. According to the narrator, what animal has the most eyes of all the animals?
(a) The wasp.
(b) The spider.
(c) The horse.
(d) The fish.

4. What does a woman need in order to write fiction, according to Woolf?
(a) Some money and a room of her own.
(b) A loving husband.
(c) A pen and paper.
(d) A college education.

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

6. According to the narrator, "Women do not write books about ______."
(a) Art.
(b) Literature.
(c) Men.
(d) Themselves.

7. What does the narrator compare to a fish as she sits thinking by the river bank?
(a) Her husband.
(b) The school.
(c) Herself.
(d) A thought.

8. The narrator claims that "it is in our idleness, in our ______, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
(a) Hearts.
(b) Anger.
(c) Minds.
(d) Dreams.

9. What is the name of the stage manager who gets Shakespeare's fictional sister pregnant?
(a) Lord Byron.
(b) Hugh Smith.
(c) Lars Ulster.
(d) Nick Greene.

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

11. What quote from Pope does the narrator cite regarding women?
(a) "Most women have no character at all."
(b) "Women are equal in all ways to men."
(c) "Women are essential and hopeful."
(d) "Woman, without her man, is nothing."

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

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

14. The narrator claims that life for both sexes is a "perpetual _______."
(a) Battleground.
(b) Holiday.
(c) Struggle.
(d) Marriage.

15. What does the narrator wonder about Shakespeare as she looks for answers in his tragedies?
(a) Who his wife was.
(b) His state of mind when writing.
(c) Whether he was in love.
(d) How old he was.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the fictional tale of Shakespeare's sister, how old is she when she leaves home?

2. According to the narrator's research, what practice is common in the treatment of women throughout history?

3. What color is "the light of emotion?"

4. The narrator claims to be seeking "the essential oil of _________" in the museum.

5. What object does the narrator think best exemplifies a woman's purpose for a man?

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