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

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

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

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

5. The narrator wants to know, among other things, why woman are __________ than/to men.
(a) Inferior.
(b) Smarter.
(c) Richer.
(d) Poorer.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What trait does the narrator ascribe to male writers?

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

4. After failing to find answers in other areas, what does the narrator look into upon her return to the British Museum?

5. What occupation does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator consider as something that men seek in relationships with women?

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

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

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

5. What evidence does the narrator point to that women were not in an unimpeded, incandescent state of mind conducive to writing poetry in the Elizabethan era?

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

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

8. Why does the narrator have trouble making notes about her research in Chapter 2?

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

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

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