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The Rights of Woman

The Rights of Woman


by Anna Laetitia Barbauld

The Rights of Woman: Who's this Barbauld Lady, Anyway? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Rights of Woman? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What kind of education did Barbauld receive?

She was illiterate and dictated her poems to her father.
She was taught subjects that were usually taught only to boys by her father.
She received a university education
She was educated in the school of hard knocks.
Q. What sorts of subject did Barbauld write about?

Religious freedom
women's rights
All of the above
Q. Besides writing, what was Barbauld's main job?

She ran a school with her husband.
She raised fifteen children.
She was a warrior queen.
She hunted for game outside of the District to feed her family.
Q. Besides poetry, what did Barbauld write?

educational books for children
political essays
all of the above
Q. Why did Barbauld stop publishing her work?

Because her husband didn't like it.
Because people stopped reading it.
Because she got terrible reviews for a poem called "Eighteen Hundred and Eleven."
Because Mary Wollstonecraft panned her poem, "To a Lady, with some Painted Flowers"