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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) Wore hats.
(b) Wrote under a man's name.
(c) Never published their work.
(d) Burned books in libraries.

2. 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 they are all 100 years old.
(d) That there are so many written by men.

3. According to the narrator, in relation to her husband, what was a woman prior to the women's movement?
(a) Property.
(b) An equal.
(c) A queen.
(d) An employee.

4. The narrator says that prunes are not _________.
(a) Fruit.
(b) Vegetables.
(c) Tasty.
(d) Food.

5. The narrator claims that "it is in our idleness, in our ______, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
(a) Dreams.
(b) Hearts.
(c) Anger.
(d) Minds.

6. According to the narrator, men have often compared the idea of women creating anything like fiction or music to what?
(a) A blind man reading a book.
(b) A dog walking on its hind legs.
(c) A dead person coming back to life.
(d) A man wearing a dress.

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

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

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

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

11. During which month does the narrator visit the two colleges?
(a) April.
(b) January.
(c) May.
(d) October.

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

13. What are the beadles doing as the narrator leaves the men's college?
(a) Chasing her out.
(b) Locking the gates.
(c) Serving dinner.
(d) Cutting the grass.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. While thinking about the Professor's work, what does the narrator find herself doing?

3. How many children did "Mrs. Seton" have?

4. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?

5. What occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?

(see the answer keys)

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