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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does mankind not completely live in the present?
(a) They are able to blow things too far out of proportion.
(b) They are plagued with their knowledge of a past.
(c) The ideologies of the superego live in the past.
(d) They are more concerned about the future.

2. What should an education do?
(a) None of these.
(b) Broaden outlook on the world.
(c) Increase mental capacity.
(d) Help people to figure out what it is they want from life.

3. What lesson could girls not help but learn in college between 1945 and 1960?
(a) How to take care of yourself as an individual.
(b) How to cater to your mans needs.
(c) How to take your career seriously.
(d) How not to get interested in anything but getting married and having kids.

4. How long did it take "Sarah and the Seaplane" to become "Sarah the Sandwich Maker"?
(a) Four years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Six years.

5. In what would Martha take refuge?
(a) Her children.
(b) The drawing room.
(c) All of these.
(d) Silence.

6. What did Freud believe that all neurosis stemmed from?
(a) Sexual abuse.
(b) Sexual oppression.
(c) Sexual appetite.
(d) Sexual repression.

7. What is the "great mistake of Western Culture"?
(a) The undervaluation of femininity.
(b) The overemphasis on femininity.
(c) The availability of an education to women.
(d) The availability of work to women.

8. What is necessary for the women to be happy in their lives, according to Mirra?
(a) They must embrace their role as women.
(b) They must find themselves first.
(c) They must reproduce.
(d) They must remain infantile.

9. What was Freud most concerned about in regards to society?
(a) He wanted to open the doors for women.
(b) All of these.
(c) He wanted to help them in the suffrage movement.
(d) He didn't want to change it, but rather to help people adjust to it.

10. What did Margaret Mead's work persuade women to do?
(a) Give up their femininity in exchange for their humanity.
(b) Give up their humanity in exchange for their femininity.
(c) All of these.
(d) Pursue an education despite the potential cost of family life.

11. What is the climax of adolescence?
(a) Having children.
(b) Getting married and having kids.
(c) Deciding what one wants to be.
(d) Enrolling in university.

12. Why wouldn't the final voice on magazine publication allow information that wasn't involved with the home into the magazine?
(a) Women didn't care for this kind of information.
(b) None of these.
(c) Women were divorced from the nature of the world outside the home.
(d) Women weren't smart enough to comprehend information that didn't involve the home.

13. What weren't these feminists called?
(a) Sex starved.
(b) Spinsters.
(c) Penis enviers.
(d) Perverts.

14. "The problem for women today is not ______, but a problem of _______?
(a) Education, Identity.
(b) Sexual, Identity.
(c) Identity, Sexual.
(d) Sexual, Education.

15. What do Freud's writings give more credit?
(a) None of these.
(b) To the expression of infantile sexual interest.
(c) To the mature expression of sexual interest.
(d) To the pre-pubescent expression of sexual interest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was so terrifying to women not about to be married?

2. Why does an educator have to be daring to suggest non-conformity in regards to sex based education?

3. What was the only answer possible in Freudian logic to make women satisfied?

4. What did most of the people who studied the 'discontinuity' of women say it was caused by?

5. Where were young women's passions lying after the suffrage?

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