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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What meanings does the narrator present as possibilities for discussing the lecture topic?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Women and the fiction they write.
(c) Women and what they are like.
(d) Women and the fiction that is written about them.

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

3. What heading does the narrator place on the page of notes she is taking while researching "women and fiction?"
(a) Women and Men.
(b) Women and Art.
(c) Women and Poverty.
(d) Women and Truth.

4. According to the narrator's research, what practice is common in the treatment of women throughout history?
(a) Love-making.
(b) Wife-beating.
(c) Verbal abuse.
(d) Writing about marriage.

5. What design is on the china at the women's college?
(a) None.
(b) Flowers.
(c) A Grecian funeral.
(d) Birds.

6. The narrator wants to know, among other things, why woman are __________ than/to men.
(a) Richer.
(b) Poorer.
(c) Inferior.
(d) Smarter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Where does the narrator go after leaving the museum?
(a) To the college.
(b) To have lunch.
(c) To her mother's house.
(d) Home.

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

15. Who, in the centuries before this story, had ownership of a woman's earnings?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her father.
(d) The church.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What first name does the narrator give herself, even though she says it is unimportant?

3. While thinking about the Professor's work, what does the narrator find herself doing?

4. In the age of Shakespeare, what does the narrator claim it would have been impossible for women to do?

5. What year is this story set in?

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