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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. What, does the narrator claim, is "worse than being locked out?"
(a) Being poor.
(b) Being locked in.
(c) Being married.
(d) Being the key.

2. Woolf claims that "the truer the facts the better the _______________."
(a) Logic.
(b) Conversation.
(c) Argument.
(d) Fiction.

3. According to the narrator, men have often compared the idea of women creating anything like fiction or music to what?
(a) A dead person coming back to life.
(b) A man wearing a dress.
(c) A blind man reading a book.
(d) A dog walking on its hind legs.

4. The narrator finds that the woman "is all but absent from ________."
(a) Sonnets.
(b) Fiction.
(c) History.
(d) Life.

5. What was the cost of founding the women's college?
(a) Sixty thousand dollars.
(b) Thirty-thousand pounds.
(c) Five hundred pounds.
(d) Two million dollars.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator wants to know, among other things, why woman are __________ than/to men.

2. What does the narrator say that the women before her were doing instead of earning money?

3. Which word best describes the food at the Oxbridge luncheon?

4. What subject does the narrator's friend teach at the women's college?

5. What topic has the narrator asked to lecture about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the narrator go to continue her research on women and fiction after visiting the two colleges?

2. What tone is pervasive throughout the poem by Lady Winchilsea that the narrator recites?

3. Why is the beadle upset that Mary is walking on the grass of the men's college?

4. According to the narrator, what impact does vanity have upon creative works?

5. Describe the fictional "Judith."

6. Where, according to the narrator, does genius like that of Shakespeare's come from?

7. What, according to the narrator as she reflects on her financial situation, will eat away at the spirit over time?

8. 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?

9. Where, according to the narrator, did Jane Austen write?

10. What are the two criticisms that Woolf addresses in Chapter 6?

(see the answer keys)

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