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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The narrator says that prunes are not _________.
(a) Fruit.
(b) Vegetables.
(c) Food.
(d) Tasty.

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

6. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Lady MacBeth.
(d) Cleopatra.

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

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

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

10. What does the narrator see that makes her laugh when looking out the window at the Oxbridge luncheon?
(a) A kissing couple.
(b) A clumsy beadle.
(c) A singing bird.
(d) A cat with no tail.

11. What time is dinner being served at Fernham?
(a) 8:00 pm.
(b) 7:30 pm.
(c) 6:00 pm.
(d) 5:15 pm.

12. Which museum does the narrator visit in Chapter 2?
(a) British Museum.
(b) The Smithsonian.
(c) The Met.
(d) Modern Museum.

13. What is the name of the men's college visited by the narrator?
(a) Fernham.
(b) Oxbridge.
(c) Oxford.
(d) Cambridge.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Even up to the beginning of the nineteenth century, according to the narrator, what was "out of the question" for a woman?

2. While reading the newspaper, what is the narrator reminded of?

3. Which word best describes the food at the Oxbridge luncheon?

4. What occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?

5. What common factor is there in all of the writings the narrator reads about women?

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