Under My Skin Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Doris insist on having with her in the photograph for which she posed?
(a) Her teddy bear.
(b) A flower that she picked herself.
(c) Her cat.
(d) A book.

2. According to Lessing, what happens to women as time passes?
(a) Women are dropped from memory, then history.
(b) Women fade into the domestic sphere.
(c) Women assert themselves as powerful people.
(d) Women become more significant to a culture's public culture.

3. What remained unaffected by the Lessings' existence for 20 years?
(a) The trees.
(b) The wildcats.
(c) The bush.
(d) The natives.

4. According to Lessing, where do most of the good biographers live?
(a) Germany.
(b) Britain.
(c) France.
(d) United States of America.

5. Where did Lessing's father work after he was discharged from the Army?
(a) A small farm in Rhodesia.
(b) The Scotland Yard.
(c) National Hospital of England.
(d) Imperial Bank of Persia.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Lessing rebel while aboard the ship?

2. How long before this book was written did Europeans arrive in Southern Rhodesia?

3. According to Lessing, why do authors write so many biographies?

4. What do Lessing's parents do in preparation for their next voyage?

5. How did the author feel about her childhood?

(see the answer key)

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