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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was interesting to note about women who didn't consider housework their fulltime job?
(a) They seemed a lot more fulfilled.
(b) They didn't do as much housework as those that did.
(c) They completed it faster than those that did.
(d) They didn't undergo extensive psychotherapy.

2. What sparked the White House's interest?
(a) A rise in political instability.
(b) A rise in violent crime.
(c) Muscular deterioration.
(d) A rise in juvinile delinquency.

3. Newspaper headlines screamed that working mothers were responsible for __________________.
(a) Both of these.
(b) Juvenile delinquency.
(c) Molly coddling their children.
(d) Neither of these.

4. Who wrote the famous study in maternal overprotection?
(a) David Levy.
(b) Dr. Strecker.
(c) Dr. Spock.
(d) Arnold Green.

5. What was the only thing that these kids looked for?
(a) None of these.
(b) Work.
(c) Studies.
(d) Kicks.

6. Why is it harder for orthodox Catholic or Jewish women to break out of the mystique?
(a) None of these.
(b) Their clergy do not approve of working mothers.
(c) The feminine mystique is ingrained into their religion.
(d) Women are expected to participate in church functions.

7. By what percent did the rate of teenage mothers increase between 1940 and 1957?
(a) 164%.
(b) 120%.
(c) 166%.
(d) 165%.

8. What is the only frontier available to women that have lived always within the confines of the feminine mystique?
(a) None of these.
(b) Love.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Sex.

9. What is instinctive in the human sense?
(a) Food and sex.
(b) Sex and shelter.
(c) Knowlege and self realization.
(d) Growth and self realization.

10. What was to be capitalized on in order to keep selling products?
(a) Guilt over the hidden dirt.
(b) None of these.
(c) Desire to get the best clean.
(d) Fear of exposure to deadly bacteria.

11. What must women do to avoid the dehumanization of their children?
(a) Cling more to their children.
(b) Grow up and have interests outside of being a wife and mother.
(c) Cling to their husbands.
(d) Live deeper within the feminine mystique.

12. The most challenging and time consuming tasks of housework can be handled in capacity by a(n) ______________.
(a) Highly intelligent woman.
(b) Eight-year-old child.
(c) Eleven-year-old child.
(d) Nine-year-old child.

13. Women's chances at happiness in marriage _______ as their career participation ________ .
(a) increased, decreased.
(b) decreased, increased.
(c) decreased, decreased.
(d) increased, increased.

14. What is the key problem in promiscuity?
(a) Boredom.
(b) Low self esteem.
(c) High self esteem.
(d) Conditioning by the parents.

15. How was the young housewife supposed to spend money and not feel guilty about it?
(a) By buying things that made her feel good.
(b) All of these.
(c) By buying things to help her marriage.
(d) By buying products for the home and family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What drains away the needs that cannot really be filled by the home and family?

2. What is the second step in finding oneself as a woman?

3. In the name of femininity women are encouraged to ______ human growth.

4. What two things are at the very heart of the feminine mystique?

5. What was wrong with children?

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