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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In the case of Charlotte Bronte, what does the narrator claim Bronte's gender interfered with?
(a) The reader.
(b) Her happiness.
(c) The tone of the novel.
(d) The novel's integrity.
2. In what year was Lady Winchilsea born?
3. What age does the narrator say has been the most sex-conscious?
(a) The Elizabethans.
(b) The Romantics.
(c) Her own.
(d) The Golden Age.
4. The narrator claims that the _________ with which men write is incomprehensible to women.
5. Woolf points out that most great male writers were not ______.
6. What did writing become with the example of Behn?
7. Woolf claims that talent cannot be weighed like _________.
(b) Sugar and butter.
(c) Curds and whey.
8. Male writers often referred to women who wrote as "_________ with an itch for scribbling."
9. When reading the man's novel, what does the narrator feel overshadows it?
(a) The author's name.
(b) Her self-consciousness.
(c) The letter "I."
(d) The letter "B."
10. To what physical trait does the narrator compare these vanities?
(a) A dark spot at the back of the head.
(b) A few too many pounds on the hips.
(c) A pimple.
(d) A wart.
11. One objection that Woolf addresses to her narrative is that she is being too _________ in her arguments.
12. Who does the narrator describe as "whimsically despotic?"
(a) Lady Dudley.
(b) Lord Dudley.
(c) Dorothy's father.
(d) Her husband.
13. With which side of their brains does the narrator say men are now writing?
(a) The female sight.
(b) The left side.
(c) The male side.
(d) The right side.
14. For how much did Bronte sell the copyright of her novels?
(a) 1,500 pounds.
(b) 5,000 dollars.
(c) 500 pounds.
(d) Six pence.
15. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the author of Jane Eyre?
2. In what genre were women denied the most expression?
3. Who does the narrator give as an example of someone who wrote with both sides of his brain?
4. According to the narrator, Elizabethan literature would have been very different if women had begun writing in what century?
5. In what city does the narrator observe the comings and goings of people on the street from her window?
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