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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is stressed in a functional education?
(a) Individuality.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Conformity.
(d) I don't know.

2. What kind of act occurred in the feminist movement?
(a) An act of passivity.
(b) An act of contrition.
(c) An act of war.
(d) An act of rebellion.

3. What is unlikely to happen without education?
(a) Women are likely to have children at younger ages.
(b) Women are not likely to develop deep interests outside their biology.
(c) Women are likely to marry younger and younger.
(d) All of these.

4. What doesn't work together to produce femininity?
(a) Deficient female anatomy.
(b) Penis envy.
(c) Society.
(d) Parents.

5. In regards to both of Freud's main theories, what does it say about his cultural upbringing?
(a) He thought women were meant to be as slaves.
(b) He thought that women were meant to be taken advantage of.
(c) Women were considered inferior.
(d) All of these.

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

7. Why couldn't Betty read a word of the science that had once almost been her life's calling?
(a) She had no interest in it.
(b) It was too painful because she had given it up.
(c) She had no time for the study following kids.
(d) She was angry about giving it up.

8. What silent question did women ask themselves?
(a) "Is this all?"
(b) "Why am I not content with this world?"
(c) "What else is there to life?"
(d) "What am I missing?"

9. What requires increased glamorization every year?
(a) The Feminine Mystique.
(b) The occupation of housewife.
(c) The allure of being a wife.
(d) The occupation of motherhood.

10. What instrument did men in Bali use?
(a) A flute.
(b) Their voices.
(c) Xylophones.
(d) Drums.

11. Which tribe do men and women assume masculine roles?
(a) Tarapesh.
(b) Mundugumor.
(c) Tchambuli
(d) Arapesh.

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

13. How is spinsterhood viewed?
(a) As a noble sacrifice.
(b) As a personal tragedy.
(c) As an awesome responsibility to the nation.
(d) As a respected way of life.

14. What terrifies the seventeen-year-old girl?
(a) Becoming a career woman.
(b) Being like her mother.
(c) Having children.
(d) Marrying a man like her father.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many hours did the average housewife sleep, but still found themselves tired?

2. If a woman were to fight for her rights, she would _____ _____?

3. What was affected by functional analysis?

4. What is the functionalist's primary concern?

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

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