MEANING: noun: A test of inclusion and representation of women in a work of fiction.

ETYMOLOGY: After cartoonist Alison Bechdel (b. 1960), who described the concept in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (1985). Earliest documented use of the term “Bechdel test”: 2005.

NOTES: Alison Bechdel attributed the test to her friend Liz Wallace and hence the test is also known as the Bechdel-Wallace test. A work of fiction passes the test if it has:
1. At least two women
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something other than men

BACH DEL TEST - the composer who not only wrote studies (études) for his students but also made them demonstrate their prowess before moving on the the next level

ECHT EL TEST - a true test of the Spanish language given by the Deutsche Berlitz school

BENCH DEL TEST - your seat during the aforementioned test