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

2. In what year was Lady Winchilsea born?

3. What was the "genre" of Dorothy Osborne's writing?

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

5. What trait, claims the narrator, has now become self-conscious?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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