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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator says that prunes are not _________.
(a) Tasty.
(b) Fruit.
(c) Food.
(d) Vegetables.

2. What topic has the narrator asked to lecture about?
(a) Women and poetry.
(b) Women and fiction.
(c) Women and books.
(d) Women and men.

3. What does the narrator find fascinating about all the books written about women?
(a) That they are all 100 years old.
(b) That they are all so good.
(c) That there are so few available.
(d) That there are so many written by men.

4. In what year were women granted the right to vote?
(a) 1896.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1918.

5. The narrator claims that "it is in our idleness, in our ______, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
(a) Hearts.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Anger.
(d) Minds.

Short Answer Questions

1. While thinking about the Professor's work, what does the narrator find herself doing?

2. According to the narrator, in relation to her husband, what was a woman prior to the women's movement?

3. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?

4. After failing to find answers in other areas, what does the narrator look into upon her return to the British Museum?

5. Where does the narrator go after visiting Oxbridge and Fernham?

Short Essay Questions

1. Disappointed with what she has researched so far about women and fiction, what/who does the narrator decide might provide some answers for her upon returning to the British Museum?

2. What does Mary wonder about the conversation at the Oxbridge luncheon?

3. What comical comparison does the narrator cite as one that men often use for the idea of women writing?

4. Even though they originally were drawn to poetry, why does the narrator say women wrote novels?

5. What does the narrator tell her audience is the reason that they can see the treatment of women through history as so ridiculous?

6. According to the narrator, what challenges will Mary Carmichael face as a writer?

7. What comparison does the narrator make regarding the city she visits the museum in?

8. What does the narrator find awkward about Mary Carmichael's novel?

9. What are Woolf's closing remarks about Judith?

10. Why is the narrator turned away from the library at Oxbridge?

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