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Quiz: Virginia Woolf

Updated on October 8, 2014

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Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) is a British author most recognized for novel Mrs Dalloway and her non-fiction piece A Room of One's Own -- two of my favorite pieces. If you are here you must be a fan too. Here are 10 questions to test your knowledge of the writer Virginia Woolf.

Make the appropriate answer by clicking on the button next to the options. You will then be taken to the next question. At the end you will see how well you have done in relation to others.

When you are finished taking the quiz you can find an explanation of the answers at the bottom of this page in the answer summary. Good luck!

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Virginia Woolf Quiz


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Answer Summary

1. Virginia Woolf was born in 1882 in London, England to Julia and Sir Leslie Stephen.

2. The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf's first novel, was published in 1915. It's a story about the Ambroses and their adult niece Rachel who voyage from London to the South American Coast. This dark tale about love and loss is an excellent character study of men and women (and their various roles) from this time period.

3. Virginia married Leonard Woolf in 1912.

4. Virginia and Leonard Woolf founded the Hogarth Press in 1917 where they published not only Woolf's work but the writings of T. S. Elliot and others.

5. Virginia Woolf joined the Bloomsbury Group in 1904. The name Bloomsbury comes from the area the writers lived and congregated in London.

6. Orlando was published in 1928 and is the story of a man who remains beautiful forever. It is claimed to be pseudo-biography. In 1993 it was made into a beautiful film staring Tilda Swinton as Orlando.

7. A Room of One's Own was an essay about women and writing Virginia Woolf wrote based on lectures she gave a year earlier. She strongly believed for women to write they needed their own money and a room of their own.

8. Virginia Woolf suffered from depression and talked freely about feeling like she was "going mad" in her letters.

9. On March 28, 1941 Virginia Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse near her home in Sussex England. She was 59 years old.

10. Virginia Woolf's novel Between the Acts was published after her death in 1941.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I set the bar low!