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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is Nora, to herself, first and foremost?
(a) A man hater.
(b) A bitter wife.
(c) A reasonable human being.
(d) None of these.

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

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

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

7. "The problem for women today is not ______, but a problem of _______?
(a) Sexual, Identity.
(b) Education, Identity.
(c) Identity, Sexual.
(d) Sexual, Education.

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

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

10. 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.

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

12. What did Margaret Mead's work persuade women to do?
(a) Give up their humanity in exchange for their femininity.
(b) Pursue an education despite the potential cost of family life.
(c) Give up their femininity in exchange for their humanity.
(d) All of these.

13. What lesson could girls not help but learn in college between 1945 and 1960?
(a) How to cater to your mans needs.
(b) How to take your career seriously.
(c) How not to get interested in anything but getting married and having kids.
(d) How to take care of yourself as an individual.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why wouldn't the final voice on magazine publication allow information that wasn't involved with the home into the magazine?

2. What was it said that men had that women didn't?

3. Why do women have to suffer the problem of identity?

4. If a woman were to fight for her rights, she would _____ _____?

5. How many signatures did Susan Anthony collect?

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