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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) He thought that women were meant to be taken advantage of.
(c) He thought women were meant to be as slaves.
(d) All of these.

2. Why couldn't women study physics?
(a) They weren't allowed in the classes.
(b) They didn't have the aptitude for it.
(c) It was considered unfeminine.
(d) They didn't want to study it.

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

4. What was the only answer possible in Freudian logic to make women satisfied?
(a) Weekly "Womens' meetings".
(b) Beatification procedures.
(c) Much more sex, and that they need to make more babies.
(d) Education, freedom and rights are wrong for women.

5. What does Parsons find in sexual segregation?
(a) It is necessary.
(b) It is archaic.
(c) It is functional.
(d) It is integral.

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

7. What does the feminine protest do?
(a) All of these.
(b) Overvalues women's roles in society.
(c) Over glorifies the female role as the reproductive unit.
(d) Makes more of a woman than there ever could be.

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

9. 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 was angry about giving it up.
(c) She had no interest in it.
(d) She had no time for the study following kids.

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

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

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

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

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

15. What was so terrifying to women not about to be married?
(a) Being childless and alone.
(b) Not fitting in with social requirements.
(c) Knowing they will never achieve their goals.
(d) Not knowing what they were going to do with their lives.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the identity of women determined?

2. What is the climax of adolescence?

3. What became a dirty word?

4. How did Freud view his soon-to-be wife?

5. How is spinsterhood viewed?

(see the answer keys)

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