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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 say about Shakespeare's mother?
(a) She was cruel.
(b) She was ugly.
(c) She was an heiress.
(d) She was overbearing.

2. To what city does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out after leaving home?
(a) London.
(b) Dallas.
(c) Rome.
(d) Paris.

3. What quote from Pope does the narrator cite regarding women?
(a) "Woman, without her man, is nothing."
(b) "Women are equal in all ways to men."
(c) "Women are essential and hopeful."
(d) "Most women have no character at all."

4. What does the narrator compare to the pile of books she gathers to study about women in the museum's library when it is placed on her desk?
(a) A gift from Heaven.
(b) Manure.
(c) An avalanche.
(d) A loadstone.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, men have often compared the idea of women creating anything like fiction or music to what?

2. What is the name of Shakespeare's fictional sister?

3. According to the narrator, how did Shakespeare get his start in the theater?

4. What is the name of the men's college visited by the narrator?

5. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does the narrator say it seems so sad that Lady WInchilsea's poetry is so bitter?

4. What options does the narrator give as meanings for the term "women and fiction?"

5. What does the narrator ask the reader to call her?

6. What does the narrator find remarkable about all the books written about women?

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

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

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

10. What does the narrator urge the Carmichael's of the world to ignore?

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