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

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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. With which side of their brains does the narrator say men are now writing?

3. What occupation are Chloe and Olivia engaged in?

4. In how many years does the narrator expect for writers like Carmichael to become great?

5. In what year was Lady Winchilsea born?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. Given what the narrator reveals about each women, how are they similar in both their approach to writing and their experience of it? How is this evidenced in their works?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the use of literary allusions in A Room of One's Own. Who/what is mentioned? How do these people and works relate to the story? What does the prevalence of allusions indirectly say about the author's own intelligence?

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