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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. According to the narrator, "Women do not write books about ______."
(a) Men.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Art.
(d) Literature.

2. What could happen to a woman who refused to marry the man her parents chose for her prior to the 19th century?
(a) She could be kicked out of her house.
(b) She could be beaten and locked up.
(c) She could be executed.
(d) She could be elected governor.

3. Who does the narrator find herself envious of in the museum?
(a) The person reading next to her.
(b) A fly on the wall.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her friend Mary.

4. In what year were women granted the right to vote?
(a) 1896.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1920.

5. What topic has the narrator asked to lecture about?
(a) Women and men.
(b) Women and books.
(c) Women and fiction.
(d) Women and poetry.

Short Answer Questions

1. What trait does the narrator ascribe to male writers?

2. What meanings does the narrator present as possibilities for discussing the lecture topic?

3. Woolf claims that "the truer the facts the better the _______________."

4. What emotion sneaks up on the narrator while she is reading the Professor's work?

5. What was the cost of founding the women's college?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is served for lunch at the men's college?

4. What do Lady Winchilsea and Margaret of Newcastle have in common?

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

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

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

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

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

10. In conversing with a friend who works at the women's college, what does the narrator discover about the financial difference between women and men?

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