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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Woolf list as examples of excuses women will use not to write?
(a) Lack of training.
(b) Lack of money.
(c) Lack of opportunity.
(d) All of the above.
2. What does the narrator use as a less offensive word for "vanities?"
3. Compared to Jane Eyre, how long is Carmichael's book?
(a) Only a few pages longer.
(b) About half the length.
(c) The same length.
(d) Twice as long.
4. What things does Carmichael not possess enough of, according to the narrator?
(a) All of the above.
5. What virtues did Behn posses, according to the narrator?
(b) All of the above.
6. What, according to the narrator, has given women wider range in fiction?
(a) Reading and criticism.
(b) Humor and hard work.
(d) Persistence and advocacy.
7. To what physical trait does the narrator compare these vanities?
(a) A wart.
(b) A dark spot at the back of the head.
(c) A pimple.
(d) A few too many pounds on the hips.
8. In what genre were women denied the most expression?
9. According to the narrator, Elizabethan literature would have been very different if women had begun writing in what century?
10. What reaction does the predominance of the perceived "shadow" cause in the narrator as she reads the man's novel in Chapter 6?
11. To what does Woolf compare Fascist poetry?
(a) A storm.
(b) An abortion.
(c) A disease.
(d) A sewer.
12. What does the narrator find awkward about Carmichael's writing?
(a) Her story.
(b) Her tone.
(c) Her vocabulary.
(d) Her style.
13. What name does the narrator give to the male author she reads after reading so many novels by women?
(a) Professor D.
(b) Mr. A.
(c) Marc B.
(d) Mr. X.
14. From what social class is Lady Winchilsea?
15. In how many years does the narrator expect for writers like Carmichael to become great?
Short Answer Questions
1. Male writers often referred to women who wrote as "_________ with an itch for scribbling."
2. In the case of Charlotte Bronte, what does the narrator claim Bronte's gender interfered with?
3. What is lacking in Carmichael's writing, according to the narrator?
4. In Carmichael's novel, what do Chloe and Olivia share?
5. The effect of masculinity upon poetry is different from its effect on the _____.
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