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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What became a dirty word?
(a) Opinionated woman.
(b) Career woman.
(c) Working woman.
(d) Free thinking woman.

3. What was considered 'real' life?
(a) Career life.
(b) Spinsterhood life.
(c) Married life.
(d) Single life.

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

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

6. What had become a trap?
(a) The small-minded image of women.
(b) The disregard of the way women feel.
(c) The home life.
(d) The lack of personal image in women.

7. How was the career driven woman vanquished from the population?
(a) She was portrayed as evil.
(b) She was shown as being disdainful.
(c) She was denied the ability to have children.
(d) She was shown as being a bad person.

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

9. What does Mrs. Freidan question in regards to Freudian thought?
(a) Its therapy.
(b) Its use.
(c) Its truth.
(d) It's practicality.

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

11. What kind of pharmaceuticals were women taking?
(a) Laxatives.
(b) Mood elevators.
(c) Sleeping pills.
(d) Tranquilizers.

12. Why do women participate in politics according to "Women's Home Companion" September 1955?
(a) They pay attention to political parties.
(b) They desire change in government.
(c) Politics is a topic for which both parties can share.
(d) It concerns their home and husband.

13. What did most of the people who studied the 'discontinuity' of women say it was caused by?
(a) Believing that they have the same potential as boys.
(b) Testing their own powers in the world.
(c) Education.
(d) All of these.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is considered "phallic activity"?

2. What was Freud most concerned about in regards to society?

3. With which did the feminist movement gain strength?

4. Why are the girls at college?

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

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