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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 occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?
(a) Waitress.
(b) Actress.
(c) Seamstress.
(d) Writer.

2. What is the name of the stage manager who gets Shakespeare's fictional sister pregnant?
(a) Lars Ulster.
(b) Hugh Smith.
(c) Nick Greene.
(d) Lord Byron.

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

4. What are the beadles doing as the narrator leaves the men's college?
(a) Cutting the grass.
(b) Chasing her out.
(c) Locking the gates.
(d) Serving dinner.

5. According to the narrator, how did Shakespeare get his start in the theater?
(a) By writing plays for actors.
(b) By cleaning the auditorium.
(c) By holding horses at the stage door.
(d) By paying someone to give him a part in a play.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator see that makes her laugh when looking out the window at the Oxbridge luncheon?

2. According to the narrator, what animal has the most eyes of all the animals?

3. What color is "the light of truth?"

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

5. According to the narrator, "Women do not write books about ______."

Short Essay Questions

1. What is interesting about the way the narrator says that she addresses Mary Carmichael?

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

3. What evidence does the narrator point to that women were not in an unimpeded, incandescent state of mind conducive to writing poetry in the Elizabethan era?

4. How does Woolf preempt the excuses she anticipates hearing from women who are not writing?

5. Describe the fictional "Judith."

6. As the narrator reaches in her research the fiction of her contemporaries, what progress has been made by women writers?

7. What is the source and amount of the narrator's income?

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

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

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

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