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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Marriage for Moderns say about women and their roles?
(a) They are inferior to men.
(b) They are in excess of men.
(c) They are superior to men.
(d) They are complimentary to men.

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

4. How does a daughter see "don't become a housewife like me"?
(a) As a sign of frustration that she cannot savor her relationship with her husband,
(b) As a failing in the marriage; a sign of infidelity.
(c) As a failing in themselves, and their financial position in the world.
(d) As a failing in the woman, not in the circumstance.

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

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

7. What was the literature offered telling women to do?
(a) To seek fulfillment as wives and mothers.
(b) To reproduce and be happy.
(c) That their husbands rule all, and a womans' place is in the house.
(d) Where their role in society was.

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

9. Margaret Mead frequently _______ herself.
(a) Debases.
(b) Praises.
(c) Contradicts.
(d) Admonishes.

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

11. What did the degradation of women also denigrate?
(a) All of these.
(b) All relations between men and women.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Love.

12. What is the important thing for a girl?
(a) To trap a man.
(b) To pursue her identity.
(c) To be popular.
(d) To be understood.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is considered "phallic activity"?

2. How was the career driven woman vanquished from the population?

3. How much money did the magazine offer to those who submit their problems to promote it?

4. With which did the feminist movement gain strength?

5. Why couldn't women study physics?

(see the answer keys)

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