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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?
(a) Antigone.
(b) Lady MacBeth.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Cleopatra.

2. What color is "the light of emotion?"
(a) Yellow.
(b) White.
(c) Red.
(d) Blue.

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

4. Where does the narrator go after visiting Oxbridge and Fernham?
(a) Tennessee.
(b) Paris.
(c) London.
(d) Italy.

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

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) Television.
(c) Poetry.
(d) History.

7. What does the narrator suspect that men are concerned with even more than women's inferiority?
(a) Women's beauty.
(b) World events.
(c) Their own superiority.
(d) Their money.

8. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?
(a) Royalty.
(b) Educated.
(c) Working-class.
(d) Middle-class.

9. How many children did "Mrs. Seton" have?
(a) 1.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 13.

10. What subject does the narrator's friend teach at the women's college?
(a) Science.
(b) English.
(c) Latin.
(d) Math.

11. According to the narrator, how did Shakespeare get his start in the theater?
(a) By cleaning the auditorium.
(b) By writing plays for actors.
(c) By paying someone to give him a part in a play.
(d) By holding horses at the stage door.

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

13. What was the cost of founding the women's college?
(a) Thirty-thousand pounds.
(b) Five hundred pounds.
(c) Sixty thousand dollars.
(d) Two million dollars.

14. What writer does the narrator list as one whose self-consciousness the reader is aware of?
(a) Rousseau.
(b) Flaubert.
(c) Keats.
(d) All of the above.

15. While reading the newspaper, what is the narrator reminded of?
(a) That England is under the rule of a patriarchy.
(b) That she has not done any work.
(c) That England is full of women.
(d) That she is alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the fictional tale of Shakespeare's sister, how old is she when she leaves home?

2. According to the narrator, in relation to her husband, what was a woman prior to the women's movement?

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

4. How much income does the narrator receive per year?

5. What female poet does the narrator recite to herself when leaving the luncheon, thinking that women must have hummed at parties before the war?

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