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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 finds that the woman "is all but absent from ________."
(a) History.
(b) Life.
(c) Sonnets.
(d) Fiction.

2. What is the name of the men's college visited by the narrator?
(a) Cambridge.
(b) Oxford.
(c) Oxbridge.
(d) Fernham.

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

4. What does the narrator say about Shakespeare's mother?
(a) She was cruel.
(b) She was ugly.
(c) She was overbearing.
(d) She was an heiress.

5. What does the narrator see that makes her laugh when looking out the window at the Oxbridge luncheon?
(a) A kissing couple.
(b) A clumsy beadle.
(c) A cat with no tail.
(d) A singing bird.

Short Answer Questions

1. To the narrator, excluding women from history makes it seem "unreal" and "________."

2. The narrator says that prunes are not _________.

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What effect does the narrator believe that time will have on the role of women in society.

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

4. What does the narrator attribute to the insanity of a woman like Judith?

5. What does the narrator find awkward about Mary Carmichael's novel?

6. What is the dinner at Fernham like?

7. What does Mary wonder about the conversation at the Oxbridge luncheon?

8. What major differences does the narrator find between women in fiction and women in history?

9. 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?

10. What kinds of things does Dorothy write about, in contrast to the Lady and Margaret?

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