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

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

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

4. The narrator claims that "it is in our idleness, in our ______, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
(a) Anger.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Hearts.
(d) Minds.

5. What, does the narrator claim, is "worse than being locked out?"
(a) Being the key.
(b) Being locked in.
(c) Being married.
(d) Being poor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the women's college visited by the narrator?

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

3. What class of women in particular does the narrator claim is absent from history?

4. How many children did "Mrs. Seton" have?

5. Which word best describes the food at the Oxbridge luncheon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the fictional "Judith."

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

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

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

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

9. What does the narrator think that Coleridge meant by a mind that is androgynous?

10. What are Woolf's closing remarks about Judith?

(see the answer keys)

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