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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator says that "money dignifies what is __________ if unpaid for."
(a) Useless.
(b) Good.
(c) Frivolous.
(d) Noble.

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

3. As a metaphor for androgyny in writing, what does the narrator say poetry needs?
(a) A makeover.
(b) A sex change.
(c) A father and a mother.
(d) A sister.

4. What is Carmichael's novel called?
(a) Life's Adventure.
(b) Women and Fiction.
(c) My Story.
(d) A Tale of Two Cities.

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

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

7. What does the narrator say that the modern woman writer may use writing as, rather than self-expression?
(a) Fun.
(b) Therapy.
(c) Art.
(d) Work.

8. According to the narrator, what will Carmichael "have her work cut out for her" as?
(a) An observer.
(b) A teacher.
(c) A lover.
(d) A writer.

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

10. In Carmichael's novel, what do Chloe and Olivia share?
(a) An apartment.
(b) A lover.
(c) An office.
(d) A laboratory.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. John Langdon Davies said that women become unnecessary when children become ________.

2. In what year was Lady Winchilsea born?

3. What name does the narrator give to the male author she reads after reading so many novels by women?

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

5. What, according to the narrator, is it fatal for anyone who writes to do?

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