A Room of One’s Own
A Room of One’s Own
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1. How does the Beadle force the narrator back onto the public path at Oxbridge?
He issues her a citation
He gives her a stern warning
He points to the sign saying "Fellows and Scholars only"
He walks toward her, making gestures and looking angry
2. What is required for an unaccompanied woman to be admitted to the library at Oxbridge?
A letter of introduction
A room of her own and
pounds a year
What is so remarkable about the cat that appears in Chapter
It eats the narrator's fish
It is allowed into the library
It has no tail
It never leaves the house
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?
The paths of planetary motion
An empty box
Shakespeare's Globe Theater
A huge head
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?
She fell from a horse
Her ship to India sank in a storm
She died of consumption
She died in childbirth
8. What other important event happened at the same time that the narrator learned of her inheritance?
Her first child was born
The First World War began
Women were given the vote
The first women's college opened
9. What name does the narrator give to Shakespeare's sister?
10. Which of the following writers were women?
All of the above
11. Which of the following best describes Woolf's principle of "incandescence" in art?
Transparency in the presentation of characters
The consumption of all foreign matter, impediments and personal grievances
The ability to dwell in doubts and mysteries without any irritable reaching after fact and reason
The spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions recollected in tranquillity
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?
The male principle and the female principle
Life and something that is not life
History and science
Ideas and emotions
14. What two narrative elements of the novel did Mary Carmichael "break"?
The structure and the form
The beginning and the end
The sentence and the sequence
Persona and perspective
15. What relationship do Chloe and Olivia have in Mary Carmichael's novel?
They work together and like each other
They are sisters and compete for their father's attention
They are lovers and meet secretly at night
They are neighbors, and their children play together
16. What, according to the narrator, should be the effect of education on the differences between men and women?
It should seek to eliminate gender differences
It should promote the classification and cataloguing of gender differences
It should bring out and fortify gender differences
It should make ignore gender differences
17. What must a Mary Carmichael disclose about men if she is to fulfill her office as a writer?
The spot on the back of men's heads
The conventional nature of men's writing
The untold relationships existing between men
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"?
D. H. Lawrence
E. M. Forster
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