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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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 woman, not in the circumstance.
(c) As a failing in themselves, and their financial position in the world.
(d) As a failing in the marriage; a sign of infidelity.

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

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

8. What was the new sexual problem in marriages?
(a) The women found themselves frigid and unable to be aroused.
(b) The women had a desire to have more and more children.
(c) The women had no sexual appetite.
(d) The women had more of an appetite than their men could satisfy.

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

10. What did the union member get labeled as?
(a) All of these.
(b) None of these.
(c) An anarchist.
(d) A feminist sympathizer.

11. How is the identity of women determined?
(a) By how many children she has.
(b) By how good of a wife she is.
(c) By biology.
(d) By her own choices.

12. 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) All of these.
(d) Women are likely to have children at younger ages.

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

14. Why does an educator have to be daring to suggest non-conformity in regards to sex based education?
(a) They have to disagree with the leading psychologists and psychotherapists.
(b) They have to defy conventional educators.
(c) They have to challenge authority.
(d) They have to challenge the conventional image of femininity.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does mankind not completely live in the present?

2. What instrument did men in Bali use?

3. How long did it take "Sarah and the Seaplane" to become "Sarah the Sandwich Maker"?

4. How many signatures did Susan Anthony collect?

5. What does Parsons find in sexual segregation?

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