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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where were young women's passions lying after the suffrage?
(a) In getting engaged before graduating college.
(b) In getting a career.
(c) In traveling the world.
(d) In getting married before graduating college.

2. What problem wasn't caused by soap or cured by Cortisone?
(a) Housewife's Blight.
(b) Mumps.
(c) Hives.
(d) Chicken pox.

3. 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 didn't want to change it, but rather to help people adjust to it.
(d) He wanted to help them in the suffrage movement.

4. What is considered "phallic activity"?
(a) Things that normally pertain to men.
(b) None of these.
(c) Holding ones' genitals.
(d) All of these.

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

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

7. What is a compliment to a woman in the act of creation of a child?
(a) Maternal instinct.
(b) Breastfeeding.
(c) Rearing the child.
(d) The desire to protect the home.

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

9. Which statement best fits the main problem?
(a) Women weren't challenged in their lifestyle.
(b) Women longed for careers.
(c) Women had lost their self identity.
(d) Women had become too comfortable.

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

11. What does the girl from honors history suspect happened to her to cause her to drop out?
(a) She wanted to marry.
(b) She lost courage.
(c) None of these.
(d) She was forced out by male educators.

12. Where are the chains to the housewives' trap located?
(a) Within in the confines of wife and motherhood.
(b) Within the walls of their homes.
(c) In their own relationships with those around them.
(d) In their own mind and spirit.

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

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

15. What is the first age that the crisis hits?
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Twenty-five.
(c) Forty-one.
(d) Twenty-one.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why couldn't women study physics?

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

3. How is spinsterhood viewed?

4. What does Mrs. Freidan question in regards to Freudian thought?

5. In regards to both of Freud's main theories, what does it say about his cultural upbringing?

(see the answer keys)

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