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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When reading the man's novel, what does the narrator feel overshadows it?
(a) The author's name.
(b) The letter "B."
(c) The letter "I."
(d) Her self-consciousness.

2. What does the narrator use as a less offensive word for "vanities?"
(a) Similarities.
(b) Habits.
(c) Happinesses.
(d) Peculiarities.

3. What three things are brought together by the "stream" of life on the street?
(a) A man, a woman, and a bus.
(b) A man, a woman, and a child.
(c) A child, a balloon, and a clown.
(d) A man, a woman, and a taxicab.

4. In what century does the narrator believe women finally became complex characters in fiction?
(a) 16th.
(b) 19th.
(c) 20th.
(d) 18th.

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

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

7. The narrator contemplates the "unity of the ______" as she observes the rhythm of life on the streets below.
(a) World.
(b) Human race.
(c) Sexes.
(d) Mind.

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

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

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

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

12. Whose letters seem to forebode an age of virility?
(a) Sir Walter Raleigh's.
(b) Her mother's.
(c) Dorothy's.
(d) Bronte's.

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

14. Male writers often referred to women who wrote as "_________ with an itch for scribbling."
(a) Kids.
(b) Blue-stockings.
(c) Harpies.
(d) Employees.

15. What occupation are Chloe and Olivia engaged in?
(a) Sewing uniforms.
(b) Mincing liver.
(c) Building a house.
(d) Curing cancer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of Jane Eyre?

2. What virtues did Behn posses, according to the narrator?

3. What was the "genre" of Dorothy Osborne's writing?

4. What trait, claims the narrator, has now become self-conscious?

5. Dorothy Osborne claims that she would not resort to fiction even if she couldn't ________.

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