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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 says that prunes are not _________.
(a) Vegetables.
(b) Fruit.
(c) Tasty.
(d) Food.

2. 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."

3. What female poet does the narrator recite to herself when leaving the luncheon, thinking that women must have hummed at parties before the war?
(a) Rossetti.
(b) Dickinson.
(c) Bronte.
(d) Rand.

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

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

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. To what does the narrator compare compiling information about the day-to-day life of a woman?

3. In what year were women granted the right to vote?

4. The narrator claims that life for both sexes is a "perpetual _______."

5. Who, in the centuries before this story, had ownership of a woman's earnings?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What change in the nineteenth century legitimized women's writing?

3. What does the narrator find when she returns to reading fiction by a man?

4. What does the phrase "Chloe liked Olivia" set the narrator on a discussion about?

5. What are Woolf's closing remarks about Judith?

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

7. Where, according to the narrator, did Jane Austen write?

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

9. What comparison does the narrator make regarding the city she visits the museum in?

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

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