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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does a woman need in order to write fiction, according to Woolf?
(a) A pen and paper.
(b) Some money and a room of her own.
(c) A loving husband.
(d) A college education.
2. What emotion sneaks up on the narrator while she is reading the Professor's work?
3. What occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?
4. What common factor is there in all of the writings the narrator reads about women?
(a) Nothing. Each scholar has a differing opinion on them.
(b) They all claim that women are inferior.
(c) They are all written by women.
(d) They are all written by the same person.
5. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?
6. What year is this story set in?
7. What design is on the china at the women's college?
(d) A Grecian funeral.
8. What subject does the narrator's friend teach at the women's college?
9. What does the narrator wonder about Shakespeare as she looks for answers in his tragedies?
(a) How old he was.
(b) Whether he was in love.
(c) His state of mind when writing.
(d) Who his wife was.
10. What poet does the narrator recite to herself when leaving the luncheon, thinking that men must have hummed at parties before the war?
11. According to the narrator's research, what practice is common in the treatment of women throughout history?
(c) Writing about marriage.
(d) Verbal abuse.
12. The narrator claims that life for both sexes is a "perpetual _______."
13. The narrator finds that the woman "is all but absent from ________."
14. 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 elected governor.
(b) She could be beaten and locked up.
(c) She could be executed.
(d) She could be kicked out of her house.
15. What color is "the light of truth?"
Short Answer Questions
1. What heading does the narrator place on the page of notes she is taking while researching "women and fiction?"
2. What first name does the narrator give herself, even though she says it is unimportant?
3. What characteristic does the narrator find is often assigned to fictional women?
4. What era does the narrator pay particular attention to when looking into women in history?
5. What does the narrator see that makes her laugh when looking out the window at the Oxbridge luncheon?
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