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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did women writers do before the eighteenth century to disguise their genders?
(a) Never published their work.
(b) Burned books in libraries.
(c) Wore hats.
(d) Wrote under a man's name.

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

3. What is the name of the women's college visited by the narrator?
(a) Yale.
(b) Fernham.
(c) Darby.
(d) Oxbridge.

4. What poet does the narrator recite to herself when leaving the luncheon, thinking that men must have hummed at parties before the war?
(a) Keats.
(b) Tennyson.
(c) Frost.
(d) Williams.

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

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

7. What does the narrator find fascinating about all the books written about women?
(a) That there are so few available.
(b) That they are all so good.
(c) That there are so many written by men.
(d) That they are all 100 years old.

8. What, does the narrator claim, is "worse than being locked out?"
(a) Being locked in.
(b) Being poor.
(c) Being the key.
(d) Being married.

9. What is one thing the narrator compares the big city she is visiting to?
(a) A retreat.
(b) A black hole.
(c) A circus.
(d) A machine.

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

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

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

13. In the fictional tale of Shakespeare's sister, how old is she when she leaves home?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Almost twenty.
(c) Eighteen.
(d) Not yet seventeen.

14. What does a woman need in order to write fiction, according to Woolf?
(a) Some money and a room of her own.
(b) A pen and paper.
(c) A loving husband.
(d) A college education.

15. What could happen to a woman who refused to marry the man her parents chose for her prior to the 19th century?
(a) She could be beaten and locked up.
(b) She could be executed.
(c) She could be kicked out of her house.
(d) She could be elected governor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator compare to a fish as she sits thinking by the river bank?

2. What quote from Pope does the narrator cite regarding women?

3. What writer does the narrator list as one whose self-consciousness the reader is aware of?

4. What are the beadles doing as the narrator leaves the men's college?

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

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