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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 find fascinating about all the books written about women?
(a) That there are so few available.
(b) That they are all so good.
(c) That they are all 100 years old.
(d) That there are so many written by men.

2. According to the narrator, which animal lives the longest of all animals?
(a) The horse.
(b) The anteater.
(c) The elephant.
(d) The fish.

3. Which word best describes the food served at the Fernham dinner?
(a) Plain.
(b) Exotic.
(c) Expensive.
(d) Inedible.

4. Where does the narrator spend the hour she has to spare before lunch at Oxbridge?
(a) At home.
(b) In the swimming pool.
(c) In the library.
(d) In front of the chapel.

5. How does Shakespeare's fictional sister die?
(a) She kills herself.
(b) She falls of a horse.
(c) She is murdered.
(d) She dies in childbirth.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the name of the men's college visited by the narrator?

4. What heading does the narrator place on the page of notes she is taking while researching "women and fiction?"

5. What fictional character does the narrator refer to as examples of women in fiction?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator tell her audience is the reason that they can see the treatment of women through history as so ridiculous?

2. What does the phrase "Chloe liked Olivia" set the narrator on a discussion about?

3. What does the narrator say women writers will begin addressing, as men have done to them?

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

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

6. What is the dinner at Fernham like?

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. Describe the fictional "Judith."

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