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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who does the narrator find herself envious of in the museum?
(a) The person reading next to her.
(b) A fly on the wall.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her friend Mary.

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

5. What topic has the narrator asked to lecture about?
(a) Women and men.
(b) Women and books.
(c) Women and fiction.
(d) Women and poetry.

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

7. 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 they write.
(d) Women and the fiction that is written about them.

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

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

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

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

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

13. 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.

14. Which word best describes the food served at the Fernham dinner?
(a) Expensive.
(b) Inedible.
(c) Exotic.
(d) Plain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who, in the centuries before this story, had ownership of a woman's earnings?

2. What is the source of the narrator's income?

3. What does the narrator say that the women before her were doing instead of earning money?

4. What is the name of the men's college visited by the narrator?

5. Which museum does the narrator visit in Chapter 2?

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