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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) The same length.
(b) About half the length.
(c) Twice as long.
(d) Only a few pages longer.

2. 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.

3. What occupation are Chloe and Olivia engaged in?
(a) Building a house.
(b) Sewing uniforms.
(c) Mincing liver.
(d) Curing cancer.

4. In how many years does the narrator expect for writers like Carmichael to become great?
(a) 100.
(b) 10.
(c) 2.
(d) 50.

5. In what year was Lady Winchilsea born?
(a) 1905.
(b) 1661.
(c) 1800.
(d) 1553.

6. One objection that Woolf addresses to her narrative is that she is being too _________ in her arguments.
(a) Aggresive.
(b) Sensitive.
(c) Unrealistic.
(d) Materialistic.

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

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

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

10. In the case of Charlotte Bronte, what does the narrator claim Bronte's gender interfered with?
(a) The reader.
(b) The novel's integrity.
(c) Her happiness.
(d) The tone of the novel.

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

12. Woolf points out that most great male writers were not ______.
(a) Handsome.
(b) Poor.
(c) Wealthy.
(d) Educated.

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

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

15. What age does the narrator say has been the most sex-conscious?
(a) The Golden Age.
(b) Her own.
(c) The Romantics.
(d) The Elizabethans.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what genre were women denied the most expression?

2. What things does Carmichael not possess enough of, according to the narrator?

3. In terms of fiction, what things did society deem more important than women's feelings?

4. According to the narrator, Lady Winchilsea's mind has not become _________.

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

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