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. According to the narrator, what holds a novel together?

2. In terms of fiction, what things did society deem more important than women's feelings?

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

4. What does the narrator say is natural for the sexes to do?

5. About what does the narrator claim "almost without exception they are shown in their relation to men."

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What major obstacles do women writers face, according to the narrator? Provide and describe three examples from the text. At what time, and why, did these obstacles exist? Were they overcome? How? What obstacles still exist?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the different ways that the narrator reveals women are objectified. For example, how are they simply mirrors for men? In what other ways are women presented as inactive objects?

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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