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

2. According to the narrator's research, what practice is common in the treatment of women throughout history?
(a) Writing about marriage.
(b) Verbal abuse.
(c) Wife-beating.
(d) Love-making.

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

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

5. To what city does Shakespeare's fictional sister set out after leaving home?
(a) London.
(b) Rome.
(c) Dallas.
(d) Paris.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year is this story set in?

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

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

4. Where does the narrator go after visiting Oxbridge and Fernham?

5. What common factor is there in all of the writings the narrator reads about women?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens once Mary Beton/the narrator's narrative ends?

2. What does the narrator attribute to the insanity of a woman like Judith?

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

4. What does the narrator urge the Carmichael's of the world to ignore?

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

6. What do Lady Winchilsea and Margaret of Newcastle have in common?

7. What motives does Woolf reveal for her lecture?

8. What does the narrator find remarkable about all the books written about women?

9. What is interesting about the way the narrator says that she addresses Mary Carmichael?

10. 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?

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