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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 does the narrator compare to the pile of books she gathers to study about women in the museum's library when it is placed on her desk?
(a) Manure.
(b) A loadstone.
(c) A gift from Heaven.
(d) An avalanche.

2. What design is on the china at the women's college?
(a) Birds.
(b) A Grecian funeral.
(c) Flowers.
(d) None.

3. According to the narrator, "Women do not write books about ______."
(a) Men.
(b) Art.
(c) Literature.
(d) Themselves.

4. What was the cost of founding the women's college?
(a) Five hundred pounds.
(b) Thirty-thousand pounds.
(c) Two million dollars.
(d) Sixty thousand dollars.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What time is dinner being served at Fernham?

2. Whose influence is all over the paper, and is "the power and the money and the influence," metaphorically?

3. The narrator claims that "nothing is known about women before the _________ century."

4. What year is this story set in?

5. What could happen to a woman who refused to marry the man her parents chose for her prior to the 19th century?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. When Mary comes upon the chapel at Oxbridge, what do her thoughts instantly go to?

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

7. 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?

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

9. Describe the fictional "Judith."

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

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