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. At the end of her research, whose books does the narrator come to?

2. According to the narrator, Elizabethan literature would have been very different if women had begun writing in what century?

3. In what genre were women denied the most expression?

4. What phrase in Carmichael's novel startles the narrator and starts her reflection on women as characters?

5. What three things are brought together by the "stream" of life on the street?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the narrator seem to say about relationships, both between characters and real people? What do we seek in relationships, according to the narrator?

Essay Topic 2

Is A Room of One's Own a work of fiction, or merely an essay? Discuss the structure of the story and the elements of fiction within it.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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