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Mark Wollstonecraft
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does character formation occur?
(a) At the onset of adulthood.
(b) During adolescence.
(c) The age range was not known during the 18th century.
(d) Early in childhood.

2. What does Wollstonecraft say children cannot be taught too early?
(a) That knowledge is the key to success.
(b) To give affection.
(c) Morality.
(d) To submit to reason.

3. What kind of mothers do meek wives make?
(a) Aggressive.
(b) Caring.
(c) Foolish.
(d) Unnatural.

4. What can happen when mothers exhibit a lack of reason?
(a) They can give in to the whims of their family.
(b) They can become careless or unnatural mothers.
(c) They are unable to be chaste women.
(d) They do not want to be mothers.

5. At what age does Wollstonecraft think children should be separated between trade schools and schools that teach humanities?
(a) Ten.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a woman’s second duty?

2. What are the only professions available to women?

3. What does Wollstonecraft say about education at the beginning of Chapter 12?

4. How can children be encouraged to think on their own?

5. Where does Wollstonecraft say there is little true heroism found anymore?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Wollstonecraft say women should not rely on their husbands for existence?

2. What does Wollstonecraft say religion must be based on in the first section of Chapter 13?

3. Describe the reciprocal duty Wollstonecraft explains in Chapter 11.

4. Where does Wollstonecraft believe education should start?

5. What makes women careless or unnatural mothers, according to Wollstonecraft?

6. What is the focus of Chapter 9?

7. What is the role of education, according to the fifth section of Chapter 13? How do silly mothers damage children?

8. What does Wollstonecraft say about meek mothers?

9. Give two of Wollstonecraft’s concluding remarks.

10. Explain what happens to children who are raised by parents who work from the heart and an understanding of the child?

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