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

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

3. In what year were women granted the right to vote?
(a) 1896.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1920.
(d) 1950.

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

5. In the fictional tale of Shakespeare's sister, how old is she when she leaves home?
(a) Almost twenty.
(b) Not yet seventeen.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Eighteen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Shakespeare's mother?

2. Who, in the centuries before this story, had ownership of a woman's earnings?

3. What does the narrator compare to the feeling of having had a good meal and good conversation?

4. What year is this story set in?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. According to the narrator, what impact does vanity have upon creative works?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. What does the narrator ask the reader to call her?

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