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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. The narrator claims that life for both sexes is a "perpetual _______."
(a) Battleground.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Struggle.
(d) Holiday.

2. What color is "the light of emotion?"
(a) White.
(b) Red.
(c) Blue.
(d) Yellow.

3. The narrator claims to be seeking "the essential oil of _________" in the museum.
(a) Myrrh.
(b) Love.
(c) History.
(d) Truth.

4. How many children did "Mrs. Seton" have?
(a) 13.
(b) 3.
(c) 5.
(d) 1.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Shakespeare's mother?

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

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

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

5. What is the name of the friend who the narrator visits with after dinner at Fernham?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some arguments Woolf gives against the criticisms of her narrative?

2. What does the narrator tell her audience is the reason that they can see the treatment of women through history as so ridiculous?

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

4. 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?

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

6. Disappointed with what she has researched so far about women and fiction, what/who does the narrator decide might provide some answers for her upon returning to the British Museum?

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

8. What are the two criticisms that Woolf addresses in Chapter 6?

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

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

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