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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What time is dinner being served at Fernham?
(a) 8:00 pm.
(b) 7:30 pm.
(c) 5:15 pm.
(d) 6:00 pm.

2. 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) The narrator's own.
(d) God's.

3. Which word best describes the food at the Oxbridge luncheon?
(a) Elaborate.
(b) Plain.
(c) Indian.
(d) Disgusting.

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

5. 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 she is alone.
(d) That England is full of women.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. What is the name of the men's college visited by the narrator?
(a) Fernham.
(b) Oxford.
(c) Cambridge.
(d) Oxbridge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What era does the narrator pay particular attention to when looking into women in history?

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 finds that the woman "pervades _________ from cover to cover;"

4. To what city does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out after leaving home?

5. What is the name of the friend who the narrator visits with after dinner at Fernham?

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