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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are the girls at college?
(a) To fulfill their sexual function.
(b) To get an education.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) Both of those.

2. What did Freud believe of his studies when he had passed away?
(a) All of these.
(b) That his word was law and answered all questions.
(c) That he was the leading word on the subject.
(d) That his deductions about the female psyche were complete.

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

4. How many hours did the average housewife sleep, but still found themselves tired?
(a) Nine hours a day.
(b) Eight hours a day.
(c) As much as ten hours a day.
(d) As much as twelve hours a day.

5. Why does an educator have to be daring to suggest non-conformity in regards to sex based education?
(a) They have to disagree with the leading psychologists and psychotherapists.
(b) They have to challenge the conventional image of femininity.
(c) They have to challenge authority.
(d) They have to defy conventional educators.

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

7. What is the problem with educating women early to fulfill their sexual roles in regards to the opposite sex?
(a) Their children only have one role.
(b) Their relationships are doomed to suffocate.
(c) Their men can't achieve their full potentials.
(d) All of these.

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

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

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

11. With which did the feminist movement gain strength?
(a) The Revolution.
(b) None of these.
(c) The movement to free the slaves.
(d) The emancipation of American from the British throne.

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

13. 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) All of these.
(d) They have nothing to be impassioned about.

14. What is the functionalist's primary concern?
(a) None of these.
(b) To grow and achieve more.
(c) To move forward and advance.
(d) To keep things as they are.

15. 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) Women were divorced from the nature of the world outside the home.
(c) None of these.
(d) Women weren't smart enough to comprehend information that didn't involve the home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Nora, to herself, first and foremost?

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

3. Margaret Mead frequently _______ herself.

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

5. What happened following Margaret's work?

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