A Room of One's Own Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Compared to Jane Eyre, how long is Carmichael's book?

2. What is lacking in Carmichael's writing, according to the narrator?

3. In what century does the narrator believe women finally became complex characters in fiction?

4. What does Woolf list as examples of excuses women will use not to write?

5. Who is the author of Jane Eyre?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the characterization of Judith. How is she different from her brother? How are they similar? What does she represent to the narrator?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the theme of emotion vs. reason that is presented in the novel. What does the narrator make of the "facts" presented about women, and are they facts at all? How does the narrator conclude that anger fuels some writing about the relations between the sexes? What other applications does the theme have to gender relations?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways do readers react to literature? Discuss what the narrator shares about how we respond to style, what readers will accept from a story, etc.

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