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

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

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

4. Male writers often referred to women who wrote as "_________ with an itch for scribbling."
(a) Blue-stockings.
(b) Harpies.
(c) Employees.
(d) Kids.

5. What does the narrator say is natural for the sexes to do?
(a) Fight.
(b) Love.
(c) Co-operate.
(d) Read.

6. What does Woolf list as examples of excuses women will use not to write?
(a) Lack of money.
(b) Lack of opportunity.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Lack of training.

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

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

9. About what does the narrator claim "almost without exception they are shown in their relation to men."
(a) Lessons in truth.
(b) Shakespeare's plays.
(c) Female characters.
(d) Contemporary works of fiction.

10. What, according to the narrator, were the relationships between those who have sought the company of women NOT?
(a) Platonic.
(b) Sexual.
(c) Unrealistic.
(d) Unhappy.

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

12. Why did Behn start writing for money?
(a) Her husband lost his job.
(b) Her husband died.
(c) She started a newspaper.
(d) She was discovered by an agency.

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

14. What element of Jane Austen's does Carmichael "break up?"
(a) The sentence.
(b) The story.
(c) The hyperbole.
(d) The imagination.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The effect of masculinity upon poetry is different from its effect on the _____.

2. To what physical trait does the narrator compare these vanities?

3. What trait, claims the narrator, has now become self-conscious?

4. What does the narrator say is the problem with the relationships between women in fiction?

5. What phrase in Carmichael's novel startles the narrator and starts her reflection on women as characters?

(see the answer keys)

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