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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What building is the narrator not allowed into at the men's college?
(a) The dormitory.
(b) The church.
(c) The library.
(d) The dining hall.

2. To what city does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out after leaving home?
(a) Rome.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Dallas.

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

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

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

6. What is the name of the women's college visited by the narrator?
(a) Fernham.
(b) Oxbridge.
(c) Darby.
(d) Yale.

7. 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.

8. What first name does the narrator give herself, even though she says it is unimportant?
(a) Mary.
(b) Alice.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Joyce.

9. What common factor is there in all of the writings the narrator reads about women?
(a) They are all written by women.
(b) They are all written by the same person.
(c) Nothing. Each scholar has a differing opinion on them.
(d) They all claim that women are inferior.

10. The narrator claims to be seeking "the essential oil of _________" in the museum.
(a) History.
(b) Myrrh.
(c) Love.
(d) Truth.

11. During which month does the narrator visit the two colleges?
(a) January.
(b) October.
(c) April.
(d) May.

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

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

14. According to the narrator, what does a woman with creative talent inevitably lose?
(a) Her lover.
(b) Her mind.
(c) Her talent.
(d) Her life.

15. Whose influence is all over the paper, and is "the power and the money and the influence," metaphorically?
(a) The angry professor.
(b) Woman's.
(c) God's.
(d) The narrator's own.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. The narrator says that prunes are not _________.

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

5. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?

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