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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why is the "Career Woman" not a good market to sell to?
(a) She has no time to shop.
(b) She doesn't care about promotions.
(c) She is harder to sell to.
(d) She isn't interested and has housekeepers.

4. How did Andras Angyal describe this weakness?
(a) A neurotic evasion of growth.
(b) None of these.
(c) A social evasion of growth.
(d) A psychotic evasion of growth,

5. What should be the goal of every normal woman?
(a) "The art of good homemaking".
(b) "To shop unscrupulously".
(c) "The art of being a great housewife".
(d) "To be an independent buyer".

6. Which mothers were more sure of themselves?
(a) Chinese mothers.
(b) Russian mothers.
(c) American mothers.
(d) Japanese mothers.

7. How much greater was the number of disturbed young wives over any other group other than their husbands?
(a) Four times.
(b) Five times.
(c) Three times.
(d) Two times.

8. Housework was specially suited to what kind of girls?
(a) Feeble-minded girls.
(b) Able-minded girls.
(c) Intelligent girls.
(d) Attractive girls.

9. What clinic for children did Mrs. Freidan visit?
(a) The Jackson James Center in Boston.
(b) The Putnam Jackson Childrens Center in Boston.
(c) The Jackson James Putnam Childrens Center in Boston.
(d) The James Jackson Putnam Childrens Center in Boston.

10. How did the labor saving appliance work?
(a) To increase the functional time of a woman.
(b) To create an increase in labor due to elaboration.
(c) To decrease the time it took for the modern woman to do things.
(d) By plugging it in.

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

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

13. If education has made American women feel trapped, frustrated and guilty as housewives, it is surely a sign that ___________________________.
(a) American women shouldn't attatch to children and husband.
(b) American women should stay at home.
(c) American women have outgrown the housewife role.
(d) American women shouldn't be educated.

14. What need is deeply set within human nature?
(a) Both of these.
(b) To have a meaningful place in a group that strives for meaningful social goals.
(c) To find the answers to life's most pressing questions.
(d) Neither of these.

15. How did the image of sex change?
(a) Women were sexually chasing men.
(b) Men had appetites women couldn't fill.
(c) Men were sexually chasing women.
(d) Women had appetites men couldn't fill.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year was the survey published for electrical appliances?

2. Newspaper headlines screamed that working mothers were responsible for __________________.

3. What does Professor Maslow say about the words "feminine" and "masculine"?

4. Which women are more often the sex-seekers than finders?

5. What are considered "mutations"?

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