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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 did women writers do before the eighteenth century to disguise their genders?
(a) Burned books in libraries.
(b) Wrote under a man's name.
(c) Never published their work.
(d) Wore hats.

2. What does a woman need in order to write fiction, according to Woolf?
(a) A loving husband.
(b) A college education.
(c) A pen and paper.
(d) Some money and a room of her own.

3. According to the narrator, which animal lives the longest of all animals?
(a) The horse.
(b) The fish.
(c) The elephant.
(d) The anteater.

4. According to the narrator, what does a woman with creative talent inevitably lose?
(a) Her talent.
(b) Her lover.
(c) Her life.
(d) Her mind.

5. What is the name of the stage manager who gets Shakespeare's fictional sister pregnant?
(a) Lars Ulster.
(b) Lord Byron.
(c) Hugh Smith.
(d) Nick Greene.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What topic has the narrator asked to lecture about?

3. What heading does the narrator place on the page of notes she is taking while researching "women and fiction?"

4. The narrator finds that the woman "is all but absent from ________."

5. During which month does the narrator visit the two colleges?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the beadle upset that Mary is walking on the grass of the men's college?

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

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

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

6. What is the narrator surprised to find about the amount of history written that involves women?

7. Why is the narrator turned away from the library at Oxbridge?

8. What does the narrator find that she feels when reading Professor von X's work about women?

9. 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?

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

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