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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 executed.
(b) She could be beaten and locked up.
(c) She could be kicked out of her house.
(d) She could be elected governor.

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

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

4. Where does the narrator spend the hour she has to spare before lunch at Oxbridge?
(a) At home.
(b) In the library.
(c) In front of the chapel.
(d) In the swimming pool.

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

6. To what city does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out after leaving home?
(a) Rome.
(b) Dallas.
(c) Paris.
(d) London.

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

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

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

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

11. What is the name of the stage manager who gets Shakespeare's fictional sister pregnant?
(a) Lord Byron.
(b) Lars Ulster.
(c) Nick Greene.
(d) Hugh Smith.

12. According to the narrator's research, what practice is common in the treatment of women throughout history?
(a) Writing about marriage.
(b) Love-making.
(c) Verbal abuse.
(d) Wife-beating.

13. In the age of Shakespeare, what does the narrator claim it would have been impossible for women to do?
(a) Write the plays of Shakespeare.
(b) Get a cat.
(c) Attend college.
(d) Marry into money.

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

15. How does Shakespeare's fictional sister die?
(a) She falls of a horse.
(b) She dies in childbirth.
(c) She kills herself.
(d) She is murdered.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, which animal lives the longest of all animals?

2. What meanings does the narrator present as possibilities for discussing the lecture topic?

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

4. During which month does the narrator visit the two colleges?

5. The narrator says that prunes are not _________.

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