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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What era does the narrator pay particular attention to when looking into women in history?
(a) Elizabethan.
(b) Roaring Twenties.
(c) Golden.
(d) Enlightenment.

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

6. The narrator finds that the woman "pervades _________ from cover to cover;"
(a) History.
(b) The news.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Romance.

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

8. What building is the narrator not allowed into at the men's college?
(a) The dining hall.
(b) The library.
(c) The dormitory.
(d) The church.

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

10. What characteristic does the narrator find is often assigned to fictional women?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Heroism.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Anger.

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

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

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

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

15. According to the narrator, what does a woman with creative talent inevitably lose?
(a) Her lover.
(b) Her talent.
(c) Her life.
(d) Her mind.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year is this story set in?

2. What emotion sneaks up on the narrator while she is reading the Professor's work?

3. After failing to find answers in other areas, what does the narrator look into upon her return to the British Museum?

4. What trait does the narrator ascribe to male writers?

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

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