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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How many sitting rooms did a middle-class 19th century family have?
(a) None.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) One.

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

4. For how much did Bronte sell the copyright of her novels?
(a) 500 pounds.
(b) Six pence.
(c) 5,000 dollars.
(d) 1,500 pounds.

5. In how many years does the narrator expect for writers like Carmichael to become great?
(a) 100.
(b) 2.
(c) 10.
(d) 50.

6. In terms of fiction, what things did society deem more important than women's feelings?
(a) Battle scenes.
(b) Social causes.
(c) Love scenes.
(d) Men's thoughts.

7. 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.

8. Up until Behn, what did female writers lack?
(a) A voice.
(b) An audience.
(c) A name.
(d) Talent.

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

10. In what genre were women denied the most expression?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Music.
(c) Essays.
(d) Novels.

11. What, according to the narrator, has given women wider range in fiction?
(a) Humor and hard work.
(b) Persistence and advocacy.
(c) Suffrage.
(d) Reading and criticism.

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

13. What does the narrator say Carmichael is definitely NOT?
(a) A genius.
(b) A writer.
(c) A hypocrite.
(d) A real person.

14. The narrator states that when a book lacks suggestive power, it cannot penetrate _______.
(a) The world.
(b) Art.
(c) A woman's heart.
(d) The mind.

15. In what city does the narrator observe the comings and goings of people on the street from her window?
(a) Paris.
(b) London.
(c) Rome.
(d) Columbus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Male writers often referred to women who wrote as "_________ with an itch for scribbling."

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

3. As a metaphor for androgyny in writing, what does the narrator say poetry needs?

4. From what social class is Lady Winchilsea?

5. According to the narrator, what will Carmichael "have her work cut out for her" as?

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