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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the narrator say about Shakespeare's mother?
(a) She was cruel.
(b) She was overbearing.
(c) She was an heiress.
(d) She was ugly.

5. What is the name of the friend who the narrator visits with after dinner at Fernham?
(a) Joyce Brown.
(b) Virginia Woolf.
(c) Mary Seton.
(d) Olivia Price.

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

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

8. The narrator claims that life for both sexes is a "perpetual _______."
(a) Struggle.
(b) Holiday.
(c) Battleground.
(d) Marriage.

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

10. What is the name of Shakespeare's fictional sister?
(a) Judith.
(b) Mary.
(c) Anna.
(d) Sue.

11. Which museum does the narrator visit in Chapter 2?
(a) The Met.
(b) British Museum.
(c) Modern Museum.
(d) The Smithsonian.

12. According to the narrator, how do we achieve self-confidence?
(a) By writing constantly.
(b) By finding happiness.
(c) By working hard.
(d) By thinking that other people are inferior.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator claims to be seeking "the essential oil of _________" in the museum.

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

3. In Chapter 2, what bill does the narrator give the waiter to pay for her meal?

4. What does the narrator wonder about Shakespeare as she looks for answers in his tragedies?

5. What was the cost of founding the women's college?

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