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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. One objection that Woolf addresses to her narrative is that she is being too _________ in her arguments.
2. The narrator says that "the majority of women are neither _______ nor courtesans."
3. Who does the narrator give as an example of someone who wrote with both sides of his brain?
4. When reading the man's novel, what does the narrator feel overshadows it?
(a) The author's name.
(b) The letter "B."
(c) The letter "I."
(d) Her self-consciousness.
5. What occupation are Chloe and Olivia engaged in?
(a) Curing cancer.
(b) Mincing liver.
(c) Building a house.
(d) Sewing uniforms.
6. In what century does the narrator believe women finally became complex characters in fiction?
7. According to the narrator, Elizabethan literature would have been very different if women had begun writing in what century?
8. Woolf points out that most great male writers were not ______.
9. What does the narrator say is the problem with the relationships between women in fiction?
(a) They are not realistic.
(b) They are too complex.
(c) They are too simple.
(d) They do not exist.
10. In how many years does the narrator expect for writers like Carmichael to become great?
11. The narrator claims that the _________ with which men write is incomprehensible to women.
12. What, according to the narrator, were the relationships between those who have sought the company of women NOT?
13. What name does the narrator give to the male author she reads after reading so many novels by women?
(a) Marc B.
(b) Mr. A.
(c) Mr. X.
(d) Professor D.
14. Up until Behn, what did female writers lack?
(a) A voice.
(c) An audience.
(d) A name.
15. What things does Carmichael not possess enough of, according to the narrator?
(a) All of the above.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the author of Jane Eyre?
2. In talking about Carmichael's novel, what does the narrator find herself slipping "unthinkably" into?
3. How many sitting rooms did a middle-class 19th century family have?
4. What element of Jane Austen's does Carmichael "break up?"
5. In what city does the narrator observe the comings and goings of people on the street from her window?
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