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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 say that the women before her were doing instead of earning money?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Raising children.
(c) Serving dinner.
(d) Shopping.

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

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

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

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

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

7. Where does the narrator go after leaving the museum?
(a) Home.
(b) To her mother's house.
(c) To the college.
(d) To have lunch.

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

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

10. Who is upset that the narrator is walking on the grass at Oxbridge?
(a) The beadle.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her mother.
(d) The priest.

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

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

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

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

15. According to the narrator, "Women do not write books about ______."
(a) Men.
(b) Literature.
(c) Art.
(d) Themselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the work by the angry Professor von X.?

2. To what does the narrator compare compiling information about the day-to-day life of a woman?

3. To the narrator, excluding women from history makes it seem "unreal" and "________."

4. What is the name of Shakespeare's fictional sister?

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

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