The Feminine Mystique Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, The Crisis of Woman's Identity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is the identity of women determined?
(a) By her own choices.
(b) By biology.
(c) By how many children she has.
(d) By how good of a wife she is.

2. Why do women have to suffer the problem of identity?
(a) To become human.
(b) To mature.
(c) To grow.
(d) All of these.

3. How does a daughter see "don't become a housewife like me"?
(a) As a failing in themselves, and their financial position in the world.
(b) As a failing in the woman, not in the circumstance.
(c) As a failing in the marriage; a sign of infidelity.
(d) As a sign of frustration that she cannot savor her relationship with her husband,

4. What problem arises in women who marry first and ask questions later?
(a) They don't know who they are, and their role in the world.
(b) They never grow up.
(c) They have nothing to be impassioned about.
(d) All of these.

5. What was the new sexual problem in marriages?
(a) The women had more of an appetite than their men could satisfy.
(b) The women had a desire to have more and more children.
(c) The women found themselves frigid and unable to be aroused.
(d) The women had no sexual appetite.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the climax of adolescence?

2. Why couldn't women study physics?

3. Why do women participate in politics according to "Women's Home Companion" September 1955?

4. What terrifies the seventeen-year-old girl?

5. How much money did the magazine offer to those who submit their problems to promote it?

(see the answer key)

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