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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the narrator say the sight of a woman "creating in a different medium than his own" does to a man?
(a) Pushes him away.
(b) Turns him on.
(c) Invigorates him.
(d) Makes him angry.

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

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

5. Who does the narrator give as an example of someone who wrote with both sides of his brain?
(a) Rousseau.
(b) Coleridge.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Milton.

6. In talking about Carmichael's novel, what does the narrator find herself slipping "unthinkably" into?
(a) Rhyme.
(b) Respect for a female writer.
(c) Praise of her own sex.
(d) Anger.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what author does the narrator attribute the idea that a great mind is androgynous?

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

3. According to the narrator, what holds a novel together?

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?

5. In how many years does the narrator expect for writers like Carmichael to become great?

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