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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator encourages the audience to "earn 500 a year" by using what?
(a) Their wits.
(b) Their talent.
(c) Their bodies.
(d) Their investments.

2. The effect of masculinity upon poetry is different from its effect on the _____.
(a) Woman.
(b) State.
(c) World.
(d) Novel.

3. What, according to the narrator, were the relationships between those who have sought the company of women NOT?
(a) Unhappy.
(b) Platonic.
(c) Unrealistic.
(d) Sexual.

4. About what does the narrator claim "almost without exception they are shown in their relation to men."
(a) Contemporary works of fiction.
(b) Lessons in truth.
(c) Shakespeare's plays.
(d) Female characters.

5. What did writing become with the example of Behn?
(a) Upbeat.
(b) Folly.
(c) Popular.
(d) Practical.

6. Male writers often referred to women who wrote as "_________ with an itch for scribbling."
(a) Employees.
(b) Kids.
(c) Blue-stockings.
(d) Harpies.

7. What tone best describes the poetry of Lady Winchilsea?
(a) Irrational.
(b) Happy.
(c) Indignant.
(d) Melancholy.

8. What things does Carmichael not possess enough of, according to the narrator?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Idleness.
(c) Money.
(d) Time.

9. What does the narrator say the sight of a woman "creating in a different medium than his own" does to a man?
(a) Makes him angry.
(b) Turns him on.
(c) Pushes him away.
(d) Invigorates him.

10. Up until Behn, what did female writers lack?
(a) A name.
(b) An audience.
(c) A voice.
(d) Talent.

11. To what does the narrator refer as a "complex force?"
(a) Femininity.
(b) Reason.
(c) Men.
(d) Truth.

12. What do Lady Winchilsea and Margaret of Newcastle have in common?
(a) They work at the same seamstress shop.
(b) They have no children.
(c) They are both happy.
(d) They are married to the same man.

13. From what social class is Lady Winchilsea?
(a) American.
(b) Merchant.
(c) Middle.
(d) Noble.

14. For how much did Bronte sell the copyright of her novels?
(a) 5,000 dollars.
(b) 1,500 pounds.
(c) Six pence.
(d) 500 pounds.

15. What was the "genre" of Dorothy Osborne's writing?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Essays.
(c) Novels.
(d) Letters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say that the modern woman writer may use writing as, rather than self-expression?

2. According to the narrator, what will Carmichael "have her work cut out for her" as?

3. What does the narrator say is the problem with the relationships between women in fiction?

4. Dorothy Osborne claims that she would not resort to fiction even if she couldn't ________.

5. What is lacking in Carmichael's writing, according to the narrator?

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