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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator says that "money dignifies what is __________ if unpaid for."
(a) Noble.
(b) Good.
(c) Useless.
(d) Frivolous.

2. The narrator says that Dorothy Osborne had a talent for what?
(a) Painting.
(b) Framing a sentence.
(c) Singing.
(d) Inventing a word.

3. What phrase in Carmichael's novel startles the narrator and starts her reflection on women as characters?
(a) "Chloe loved Roger."
(b) "The women were angry."
(c) "I like men."
(d) "Chloe liked Olivia."

4. What virtues did Behn posses, according to the narrator?
(a) Humor.
(b) Courage.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Vitality.

5. Compared to Jane Eyre, how long is Carmichael's book?
(a) About half the length.
(b) The same length.
(c) Twice as long.
(d) Only a few pages longer.

6. About whom does the narrator say "she wrote as a woman, but as a woman who has forgotten that she is a woman?"
(a) Judith.
(b) Charlotte Bronte.
(c) Jane Austen.
(d) Mary Carmichael.

7. What is Carmichael's novel called?
(a) Women and Fiction.
(b) My Story.
(c) A Tale of Two Cities.
(d) Life's Adventure.

8. Dorothy Osborne claims that she would not resort to fiction even if she couldn't ________.
(a) Live.
(b) Sleep.
(c) Write.
(d) Eat.

9. With which side of their brains does the narrator say men are now writing?
(a) The left side.
(b) The female sight.
(c) The right side.
(d) The male side.

10. What name does the narrator give to the male author she reads after reading so many novels by women?
(a) Mr. X.
(b) Professor D.
(c) Mr. A.
(d) Marc B.

11. The narrator says that "the majority of women are neither _______ nor courtesans."
(a) Nobles.
(b) Harlots.
(c) Weaklings.
(d) Artists.

12. The writing of the Duchess compares the lives of women to those of what animals?
(a) Bats.
(b) Worms.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Owls.

13. The narrator states that when a book lacks suggestive power, it cannot penetrate _______.
(a) Art.
(b) A woman's heart.
(c) The mind.
(d) The world.

14. In what city does the narrator observe the comings and goings of people on the street from her window?
(a) London.
(b) Paris.
(c) Rome.
(d) Columbus.

15. What was the name of Jane Austen's great novel?
(a) The Visitor.
(b) Pride and Prejudice.
(c) Gone With the Wind.
(d) War and Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, Elizabethan literature would have been very different if women had begun writing in what century?

2. Of what social class was Behn?

3. Who does the narrator describe as "whimsically despotic?"

4. In Carmichael's novel, what do Chloe and Olivia share?

5. What does the narrator use as a less offensive word for "vanities?"

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