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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. After failing to find answers in other areas, what does the narrator look into upon her return to the British Museum?
(a) Art.
(b) History.
(c) Television.
(d) Poetry.

7. What does the narrator say about Shakespeare's mother?
(a) She was ugly.
(b) She was overbearing.
(c) She was cruel.
(d) She was an heiress.

8. How does Shakespeare's fictional sister die?
(a) She kills herself.
(b) She falls of a horse.
(c) She is murdered.
(d) She dies in childbirth.

9. Who does the narrator find herself envious of in the museum?
(a) Her husband.
(b) A fly on the wall.
(c) The person reading next to her.
(d) Her friend Mary.

10. What could happen to a woman who refused to marry the man her parents chose for her prior to the 19th century?
(a) She could be elected governor.
(b) She could be executed.
(c) She could be kicked out of her house.
(d) She could be beaten and locked up.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the narrator spend the hour she has to spare before lunch at Oxbridge?

2. The narrator claims that life for both sexes is a "perpetual _______."

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

4. What is one thing the narrator compares the big city she is visiting to?

5. What year is this story set in?

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