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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What reaction does the predominance of the perceived "shadow" cause in the narrator as she reads the man's novel in Chapter 6?
(a) Pity.
(b) Jealousy.
(c) Rage.
(d) Boredom.

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

6. To what author does the narrator attribute the idea that a great mind is androgynous?
(a) Bronte.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Austen.
(d) Coleridge.

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

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

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

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

11. What three things are brought together by the "stream" of life on the street?
(a) A man, a woman, and a child.
(b) A man, a woman, and a bus.
(c) A child, a balloon, and a clown.
(d) A man, a woman, and a taxicab.

12. When reading the man's novel, what does the narrator feel overshadows it?
(a) The letter "B."
(b) Her self-consciousness.
(c) The letter "I."
(d) The author's name.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator says that "the majority of women are neither _______ nor courtesans."

2. About whom does the narrator say "she wrote as a woman, but as a woman who has forgotten that she is a woman?"

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

4. What did writing become with the example of Behn?

5. The narrator claims that the _________ with which men write is incomprehensible to women.

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