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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose point of view takes over for the narrator at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) Professor X.
(b) An Oxbridge student.
(c) Jane Austen.
(d) Woolf herself.

2. In talking about Carmichael's novel, what does the narrator find herself slipping "unthinkably" into?
(a) Respect for a female writer.
(b) Rhyme.
(c) Praise of her own sex.
(d) Anger.

3. At the end of her research, whose books does the narrator come to?
(a) The living.
(b) Bronte.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Her own.

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

5. What did Jane Austen do to hide her manuscripts as she wrote them?
(a) Pinned them to her dress.
(b) Covered them with blotting paper.
(c) Burned them.
(d) Hid them under a book.

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

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

8. To what physical trait does the narrator compare these vanities?
(a) A wart.
(b) A few too many pounds on the hips.
(c) A pimple.
(d) A dark spot at the back of the head.

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

10. What does the narrator use as a less offensive word for "vanities?"
(a) Habits.
(b) Peculiarities.
(c) Similarities.
(d) Happinesses.

11. In what century does the narrator believe women finally became complex characters in fiction?
(a) 16th.
(b) 20th.
(c) 18th.
(d) 19th.

12. How does the narrator address Carmichael?
(a) As if she were dead.
(b) Rudely.
(c) Respectfully.
(d) As if she were in the room with her.

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

14. What trait, claims the narrator, has now become self-conscious?
(a) Jealousy.
(b) Femininity.
(c) Vanity.
(d) Virility.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, Austen, Bronte, and others wrote as ________ wrote, not as men did.

2. What was the name of Jane Austen's great novel?

3. What do Lady Winchilsea and Margaret of Newcastle have in common?

4. As a metaphor for androgyny in writing, what does the narrator say poetry needs?

5. What, according to the narrator, were the relationships between those who have sought the company of women NOT?

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