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

2. Whose influence is all over the paper, and is "the power and the money and the influence," metaphorically?
(a) God's.
(b) Woman's.
(c) The narrator's own.
(d) The angry professor.

3. According to the narrator, how do we achieve self-confidence?
(a) By finding happiness.
(b) By writing constantly.
(c) By working hard.
(d) By thinking that other people are inferior.

4. Where does the narrator go after leaving the museum?
(a) To her mother's house.
(b) Home.
(c) To have lunch.
(d) To the college.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What, does the narrator claim, is "worse than being locked out?"

2. In the age of Shakespeare, what does the narrator claim it would have been impossible for women to do?

3. What is the name of the stage manager who gets Shakespeare's fictional sister pregnant?

4. What object does the narrator think best exemplifies a woman's purpose for a man?

5. What does the narrator compare to a fish as she sits thinking by the river bank?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the two criticisms that Woolf addresses in Chapter 6?

3. What, according to the narrator as she reflects on her financial situation, will eat away at the spirit over time?

4. 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?

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

6. What motives does Woolf reveal for her lecture?

7. What options does the narrator give as meanings for the term "women and fiction?"

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

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

10. What does Woolf encourage women to ignore when setting out to write?

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