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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say is the problem with the relationships between women in fiction?
(a) They do not exist.
(b) They are not realistic.
(c) They are too complex.
(d) They are too simple.

2. What, according to the narrator, is it fatal for anyone who writes to do?
(a) Misspell a word.
(b) Think of their sex.
(c) Get too emotional.
(d) Write poetry.

3. According to the narrator, Austen, Bronte, and others wrote as ________ wrote, not as men did.
(a) Scholars.
(b) Lovers.
(c) Women.
(d) Human beings.

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

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

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

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

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

9. Who does the narrator give as an example of someone who wrote with both sides of his brain?
(a) Coleridge.
(b) Rousseau.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Milton.

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

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

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

13. What kind of writer is Mr. B?
(a) A theologian.
(b) A historian.
(c) A novelist.
(d) A critic.

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

15. Whose letters seem to forebode an age of virility?
(a) Bronte's.
(b) Sir Walter Raleigh's.
(c) Her mother's.
(d) Dorothy's.

Short Answer Questions

1. When reading the man's novel, what does the narrator feel overshadows it?

2. Which gender does the narrator say is to blame for the current state of fiction?

3. The narrator says that "money dignifies what is __________ if unpaid for."

4. Why did Behn start writing for money?

5. In the case of Charlotte Bronte, what does the narrator claim Bronte's gender interfered with?

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