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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the narrator describe as "whimsically despotic?"
(a) Lord Dudley.
(b) Dorothy's father.
(c) Lady Dudley.
(d) Her husband.

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

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

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

5. About whom does the narrator say "she wrote as a woman, but as a woman who has forgotten that she is a woman?"
(a) Charlotte Bronte.
(b) Jane Austen.
(c) Judith.
(d) Mary Carmichael.

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

7. The narrator claims that a book is built of "_________ built...into arcades or domes."
(a) Stories.
(b) Sentences.
(c) Feelings.
(d) Words.

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

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

10. Of what social class was Behn?
(a) Educated.
(b) Noble.
(c) Royalty.
(d) Middle-class.

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

12. What does the narrator find awkward about Carmichael's writing?
(a) Her tone.
(b) Her vocabulary.
(c) Her story.
(d) Her style.

13. What is the date at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) December 25, 1954.
(b) April 5, 1776.
(c) May 1, 1908.
(d) October 26, 1928.

14. The effect of masculinity upon poetry is different from its effect on the _____.
(a) State.
(b) Woman.
(c) World.
(d) Novel.

15. The narrator claims that the _________ with which men write is incomprehensible to women.
(a) Passion.
(b) Emotion.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Anger.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does the narrator refer as a "complex force?"

2. The narrator contemplates the "unity of the ______" as she observes the rhythm of life on the streets below.

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

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

5. What three things are brought together by the "stream" of life on the street?

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