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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is necessary for the women to be happy in their lives, according to Mirra?
(a) They must remain infantile.
(b) They must find themselves first.
(c) They must reproduce.
(d) They must embrace their role as women.

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

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

4. What was not a part of women's worlds?
(a) Charming and keeping a man.
(b) Debate.
(c) Home care.
(d) Babies.

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

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

7. What narrow comfort is offered women to become homemakers?
(a) All of these.
(b) A woman's destiny revolves around the home.
(c) No woman can eternally resist the temptation of starting a family.
(d) To be successful she must know many arts.

8. What was Freud most concerned about in regards to society?
(a) He wanted to help them in the suffrage movement.
(b) He didn't want to change it, but rather to help people adjust to it.
(c) All of these.
(d) He wanted to open the doors for women.

9. Which women were happiest?
(a) Married women.
(b) Uneducated women.
(c) Educated women.
(d) Unmarried women.

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

11. What problem arises in women who marry first and ask questions later?
(a) All of these.
(b) They have nothing to be impassioned about.
(c) They never grow up.
(d) They don't know who they are, and their role in the world.

12. What was affected by functional analysis?
(a) The future.
(b) The maturing of women.
(c) The progressive nature of society.
(d) Women's roles in a forward moving society.

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What lesson could girls not help but learn in college between 1945 and 1960?

2. Where were young women's passions lying after the suffrage?

3. What silent question did women ask themselves?

4. What is the "great mistake of Western Culture"?

5. What became a dirty word?

(see the answer keys)

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