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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, does the narrator claim, is "worse than being locked out?"
(a) Being married.
(b) Being locked in.
(c) Being the key.
(d) Being poor.

2. While thinking about the Professor's work, what does the narrator find herself doing?
(a) Crying.
(b) Drawing a picture of the Professor.
(c) Tearing the pages of a book.
(d) Falling asleep.

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

4. What trait does the narrator ascribe to male writers?
(a) Anger.
(b) Humility.
(c) Vanity.
(d) Anonymity.

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

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

7. What is the title of the work by the angry Professor von X.?
(a) Women and Men.
(b) Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus.
(c) Women and Fiction.
(d) The Mental, Moral, and Physical Inferiority of the Female Sex.

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

9. What year is this story set in?
(a) 1900.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1860.

10. 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.

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

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

13. 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) Williams.
(c) Frost.
(d) Tennyson.

14. 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) Whether he was in love.
(d) Who his wife was.

15. What is the name of the friend who the narrator visits with after dinner at Fernham?
(a) Olivia Price.
(b) Joyce Brown.
(c) Virginia Woolf.
(d) Mary Seton.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does the narrator compare compiling information about the day-to-day life of a woman?

2. What design is on the china at the women's college?

3. The narrator says that prunes are not _________.

4. Woolf claims that "the truer the facts the better the _______________."

5. According to the narrator, "Women do not write books about ______."

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