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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What gave women peace of mind?
(a) The answer to the nameless problem.
(b) The idea that they were not alone.
(c) The collective feeling that they had achieved something in talking.
(d) Women's husbands.

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

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

7. 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) The ideologies of the superego live in the past.
(d) They are more concerned about the future.

8. Why wouldn't the final voice on magazine publication allow information that wasn't involved with the home into the magazine?
(a) Women were divorced from the nature of the world outside the home.
(b) None of these.
(c) Women didn't care for this kind of information.
(d) Women weren't smart enough to comprehend information that didn't involve the home.

9. What is the climax of adolescence?
(a) Enrolling in university.
(b) Having children.
(c) Deciding what one wants to be.
(d) Getting married and having kids.

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

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

12. What was women's unhappiness blamed on?
(a) Too little education.
(b) Too much education.
(c) Their ability to work.
(d) Their inability to work.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Margaret Mead frequently _______ herself.

2. Which statement best fits the main problem?

3. What kind of act occurred in the feminist movement?

4. What is the first age that the crisis hits?

5. What was considered 'real' life?

(see the answer keys)

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