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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The narrator claims that the _________ with which men write is incomprehensible to women.
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Passion.
(c) Emotion.
(d) Anger.

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

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

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

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

9. Woolf claims that talent cannot be weighed like _________.
(a) Sugar and butter.
(b) Cargo.
(c) Curds and whey.
(d) Lead.

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

11. Why did Behn start writing for money?
(a) Her husband lost his job.
(b) She started a newspaper.
(c) She was discovered by an agency.
(d) Her husband died.

12. To what does Woolf compare Fascist poetry?
(a) A storm.
(b) A sewer.
(c) A disease.
(d) An abortion.

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

14. John Langdon Davies said that women become unnecessary when children become ________.
(a) Educated.
(b) Adults.
(c) Self-sufficient.
(d) Undesirable.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose letters seem to forebode an age of virility?

2. What, according to the narrator, has given women wider range in fiction?

3. The narrator states that when a book lacks suggestive power, it cannot penetrate _______.

4. What does Woolf list as examples of excuses women will use not to write?

5. In what century does the narrator believe women finally became complex characters in fiction?

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