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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 compare to the feeling of having had a good meal and good conversation?
(a) A good night's rest.
(b) A fine wine.
(c) A lamp in the spine.
(d) A happy child.

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

3. What female poet does the narrator recite to herself when leaving the luncheon, thinking that women must have hummed at parties before the war?
(a) Rossetti.
(b) Dickinson.
(c) Bronte.
(d) Rand.

4. What topic has the narrator asked to lecture about?
(a) Women and poetry.
(b) Women and books.
(c) Women and fiction.
(d) Women and men.

5. According to the narrator, men have often compared the idea of women creating anything like fiction or music to what?
(a) A dog walking on its hind legs.
(b) A blind man reading a book.
(c) A dead person coming back to life.
(d) A man wearing a dress.

6. Where does the narrator spend the hour she has to spare before lunch at Oxbridge?
(a) In the swimming pool.
(b) In the library.
(c) In front of the chapel.
(d) At home.

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

8. What era does the narrator pay particular attention to when looking into women in history?
(a) Elizabethan.
(b) Enlightenment.
(c) Golden.
(d) Roaring Twenties.

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

10. What occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?
(a) Writer.
(b) Seamstress.
(c) Waitress.
(d) Actress.

11. In what year were women granted the right to vote?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1896.

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

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

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

15. The narrator claims that "nothing is known about women before the _________ century."
(a) Eighteenth.
(b) Seventh.
(c) Nineteenth.
(d) Twentieth.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the narrator wonder about Shakespeare as she looks for answers in his tragedies?

3. According to the narrator, how did Shakespeare get his start in the theater?

4. Whose influence is all over the paper, and is "the power and the money and the influence," metaphorically?

5. According to the narrator, what does a woman with creative talent inevitably lose?

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