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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 building is the narrator not allowed into at the men's college?
(a) The dining hall.
(b) The library.
(c) The dormitory.
(d) The church.

2. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?
(a) Working-class.
(b) Royalty.
(c) Educated.
(d) Middle-class.

3. According to the narrator, how do we achieve self-confidence?
(a) By writing constantly.
(b) By working hard.
(c) By thinking that other people are inferior.
(d) By finding happiness.

4. Which word best describes the food served at the Fernham dinner?
(a) Expensive.
(b) Plain.
(c) Inedible.
(d) Exotic.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What female poet does the narrator recite to herself when leaving the luncheon, thinking that women must have hummed at parties before the war?

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

3. What did women writers do before the eighteenth century to disguise their genders?

4. In the fictional tale of Shakespeare's sister, how old is she when she leaves home?

5. Whose influence is all over the paper, and is "the power and the money and the influence," metaphorically?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens once Mary Beton/the narrator's narrative ends?

2. What impact did life experience and/or travel have on some writers, according to the narrator?

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

4. What things are important to a great novel, according to the narrator?

5. What does the narrator ultimately decide to lecture about instead of "women and fiction?"

6. What does the narrator consider as something that men seek in relationships with women?

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

8. What does the narrator say women writers will begin addressing, as men have done to them?

9. What does reading the newspaper in Chapter 2 make the narrator conclude?

10. What change in the nineteenth century legitimized women's writing?

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