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

2. What does the narrator say that the women before her were doing instead of earning money?
(a) Shopping.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Serving dinner.
(d) Raising children.

3. What meanings does the narrator present as possibilities for discussing the lecture topic?
(a) Women and the fiction that is written about them.
(b) Women and the fiction they write.
(c) Women and what they are like.
(d) All of the above.

4. What does the narrator compare to a fish as she sits thinking by the river bank?
(a) A thought.
(b) Herself.
(c) Her husband.
(d) The school.

5. While thinking about the Professor's work, what does the narrator find herself doing?
(a) Tearing the pages of a book.
(b) Crying.
(c) Falling asleep.
(d) Drawing a picture of the Professor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator find fascinating about all the books written about women?

2. The narrator finds that the woman "pervades _________ from cover to cover;"

3. Which museum does the narrator visit in Chapter 2?

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

5. What design is on the china at the women's college?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the narrator observing at the beginning of Chapter 6 that sets her on a discussion of the flow and unity of the sexes?

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

4. Describe the fictional "Judith."

5. What is the dinner at Fernham like?

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

7. Even though the narrator does not care for Carmichael's writing, what does the narrator say Carmichael has accomplished?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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