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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Woolf claims that "the truer the facts the better the _______________."
(a) Argument.
(b) Conversation.
(c) Fiction.
(d) Logic.

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

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

5. What is the source of the narrator's income?
(a) An inheritance.
(b) A writing job.
(c) A seamstress job.
(d) A divorce settlement.

6. Which museum does the narrator visit in Chapter 2?
(a) British Museum.
(b) Modern Museum.
(c) The Smithsonian.
(d) The Met.

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

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

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

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

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

12. What emotion sneaks up on the narrator while she is reading the Professor's work?
(a) Jealousy.
(b) Anger.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Pity.

13. What does the narrator wonder about Shakespeare as she looks for answers in his tragedies?
(a) Who his wife was.
(b) His state of mind when writing.
(c) How old he was.
(d) Whether he was in love.

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

15. 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?
(a) A gift from Heaven.
(b) Manure.
(c) An avalanche.
(d) A loadstone.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which word best describes the food served at the Fernham dinner?

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

4. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?

5. The narrator claims that life for both sexes is a "perpetual _______."

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