1. How does the Beadle
force the narrator back onto the public path at Oxbridge?
2. What is required
for an unaccompanied woman to be admitted to the library at Oxbridge?
3. What is so remarkable
about the cat that appears in Chapter 1?
4. In what year,
according to Mary Seton, was Fernham created?
5. What does the
domed ceiling of the British Library remind the narrator of?
6. Which gender has
been more extensively researched, according to the catalogue of
the British Library?
7. What caused the
death of the narrator's aunt and benefactor?
8. What other important
event happened at the same time that the narrator learned of her
9. What name does
the narrator give to Shakespeare's sister?
10. Which of the
following writers were women?
11. Which of the
following best describes Woolf's principle of "incandescence" in
12. Who, in the narrator's
estimation, compares to Shakespeare in incandescence?
13. What two elements
are in conflict in the novel, according to the narrator?
14. What two narrative
elements of the novel did Mary Carmichael "break"?
15. What relationship
do Chloe and Olivia have in Mary Carmichael's novel?
16. What, according
to the narrator, should be the effect of education on the differences
between men and women?
17. What must a Mary
Carmichael disclose about men if she is to fulfill her office as
18. In the last chapter,
what is the city of London's feeling to the current state of fiction?
19. When does the
essay take place?
20. Which novelist,
writing in her own day, does Woolf say is "wholly androgynous, if
not perhaps a little too much of a woman"?