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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What time is dinner being served at Fernham?

2. In Chapter 2, what bill does the narrator give the waiter to pay for her meal?

3. According to the narrator, what animal has the most eyes of all the animals?

4. According to the narrator, how did Shakespeare get his start in the theater?

5. Who is upset that the narrator is walking on the grass at Oxbridge?

Short Essay Questions

1. What tone is pervasive throughout the poem by Lady Winchilsea that the narrator recites?

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

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

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

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

6. What is served for lunch at the men's college?

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

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

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

10. Explain the comparison between women and mirrors presented by the narrator.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the purpose or main thesis of A Room of One's Own? What evidence does Woolf provide to support her thesis?

Essay Topic 2

Does money truly lead to freedom? How does this concept apply across both genders? How does having a fixed income inhibit or expand the narrator's ability to draw conclusions about women and fiction?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the evolution of women as the narrator takes the reader through it. Include a discussion of women as characters as well as writers.

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