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Virago: Quiz


Question 1: Carney,"________ and the Image of the Virago" in: Phoenix, Vol.
Alexander the GreatMacedonia (ancient kingdom)OlympiasAncient Greece

Question 2: Virago is the Vulgate Bible's word for "woman", and so was taken by ________ speakers to be the name given by Adam to the first woman when she was created out of his rib.
Old EnglishGreat Vowel ShiftMiddle EnglishOld Norse

Question 3: A "virile" woman was perceived as a departure from the normative ________ of English society, where even being a scold was punishable by law with cucking.
Gender identityHomosexualityButch and femmeGender role

Question 4: However, unlike the other terms, virago originally had, and retained, a positive aspect; for example, the ________ christened at least four warships Virago.
Royal NavyHMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Ocean (L12)

Question 5: Thus virago joined pejoratives such as termagant and ________ to demean women who acted aggressively.
Red-toothed shrewShrewRodentMammal

Question 6: The term comes from the same root as the word virile, the Latin vir "a man",[1] hence, a ________ woman.
MasculismMen's rightsInternational Men's DayMasculinity

Question 7: Ernst Breisach, ________ ; A Renaissance virago, Chicago [usw.]: University Press 1967
Cesare BorgiaPope Alexander VIBianca RiarioCaterina Sforza

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