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. As a metaphor for androgyny in writing, what does the narrator say poetry needs?

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

3. In what year was Lady Winchilsea born?

4. What reaction does the predominance of the perceived "shadow" cause in the narrator as she reads the man's novel in Chapter 6?

5. What element of Jane Austen's does Carmichael "break up?"

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the purpose or main thesis of A Room of One's Own? What evidence does Woolf provide to support her thesis?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the shift in point of view that takes place at the end of the novel. Why is it important? How does Woolf address potential critics? What does she reveal as the motive for this lecture?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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