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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. Where does the narrator go after visiting Oxbridge and Fernham?
(a) Tennessee.
(b) Paris.
(c) Italy.
(d) London.

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

3. What is the title of the work by the angry Professor von X.?
(a) Women and Fiction.
(b) The Mental, Moral, and Physical Inferiority of the Female Sex.
(c) Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus.
(d) Women and Men.

4. What era does the narrator pay particular attention to when looking into women in history?
(a) Elizabethan.
(b) Roaring Twenties.
(c) Enlightenment.
(d) Golden.

5. Who is upset that the narrator is walking on the grass at Oxbridge?
(a) The priest.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her husband.
(d) The beadle.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, in relation to her husband, what was a woman prior to the women's movement?

2. Even up to the beginning of the nineteenth century, according to the narrator, what was "out of the question" for a woman?

3. What quote from Pope does the narrator cite regarding women?

4. What first name does the narrator give herself, even though she says it is unimportant?

5. Who does the narrator find herself envious of in the museum?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. As the narrator reaches in her research the fiction of her contemporaries, what progress has been made by women writers?

5. 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?

6. According to the books the narrator finds about the position of women in history, what treatment of women was typical in England's history?

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

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

9. What motives does Woolf reveal for her lecture?

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

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