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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator suspect that men are concerned with even more than women's inferiority?
(a) World events.
(b) Women's beauty.
(c) Their own superiority.
(d) Their money.

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

3. What is the name of the stage manager who gets Shakespeare's fictional sister pregnant?
(a) Lord Byron.
(b) Nick Greene.
(c) Lars Ulster.
(d) Hugh Smith.

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

5. Whose influence is all over the paper, and is "the power and the money and the influence," metaphorically?
(a) The narrator's own.
(b) God's.
(c) The angry professor.
(d) Woman's.

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

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

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

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

10. What occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?
(a) Actress.
(b) Seamstress.
(c) Writer.
(d) Waitress.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year were women granted the right to vote?

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

3. What meanings does the narrator present as possibilities for discussing the lecture topic?

4. What is the name of Shakespeare's fictional sister?

5. To the narrator, excluding women from history makes it seem "unreal" and "________."

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