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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of Jane Austen's great novel?
(a) The Visitor.
(b) Pride and Prejudice.
(c) War and Peace.
(d) Gone With the Wind.

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

3. Which gender does the narrator say is to blame for the current state of fiction?
(a) Both.
(b) Neither.
(c) Women.
(d) Men.

4. What is the name of one of the characters in the man's book that the narrator reads as a follow-up to her studies of books by women?
(a) Max.
(b) Renee.
(c) Judith.
(d) Pheobe.

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

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

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

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

9. What name does the narrator give to the male author she reads after reading so many novels by women?
(a) Professor D.
(b) Mr. X.
(c) Marc B.
(d) Mr. A.

10. What is lacking in Carmichael's writing, according to the narrator?
(a) Joy.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Satire.

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

12. Woolf claims that talent cannot be weighed like _________.
(a) Lead.
(b) Cargo.
(c) Curds and whey.
(d) Sugar and butter.

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

14. What do Lady Winchilsea and Margaret of Newcastle have in common?
(a) They work at the same seamstress shop.
(b) They are both happy.
(c) They are married to the same man.
(d) They have no children.

15. The narrator says that Dorothy Osborne had a talent for what?
(a) Painting.
(b) Inventing a word.
(c) Singing.
(d) Framing a sentence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What things does Carmichael not possess enough of, according to the narrator?

2. The narrator claims that a book is built of "_________ built...into arcades or domes."

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

4. What does the narrator find awkward about Carmichael's writing?

5. What age does the narrator say has been the most sex-conscious?

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