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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How much of all advertising budget is spent to appeal to women?
(a) Eighty.
(b) Ninety.
(c) Seventy-five.
(d) Seventy.

4. What is the first step in finding oneself as a woman?
(a) To seek guidance from others that have gone before you.
(b) To answer the question "who am I?".
(c) To say unequivocally "no" to the feminine mystique.
(d) To balance home and career.

5. What is the second step in finding oneself as a woman?
(a) To understand that you will face scrutiny of your peers.
(b) To realize marriage is over glorified by the feminine mystique.
(c) None of these.
(d) To realize that the road isn't easy, but it is rewarding.

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

7. In a Rorschach test, a majority of animal images over human images is indicative of ___________________.
(a) Maturity.
(b) Immaturity.
(c) Sexual promiscuity.
(d) Infancy.

8. What was the common thread between all the women that Mrs. Friedan interviewed?
(a) All of these.
(b) They all weren't fulltime housewives.
(c) They all had passions and knew what they wanted.
(d) They all had found fulfillment outside of the home.

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

10. What was the real cause of feminism and women's frustration?
(a) The emptiness in the housewife's role.
(b) All of these.
(c) The lack or respect gained for the housewifes role.
(d) The lack of appreciation for the housewife's role.

11. In the name of femininity women are encouraged to ______ human growth.
(a) Supercede.
(b) Evade.
(c) Pursue.
(d) Decrease.

12. 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) By buying things to help her marriage.
(c) By buying things that made her feel good.
(d) All of these.

13. Why is it easier to live through someone else as opposed to finding yourself?
(a) There are many problems to be faced with the family.
(b) None of these.
(c) It is frightening.
(d) There is a lot of criticism.

14. What did Mrs. Friedan decide to go looking for in this chapter?
(a) Balanced housewives.
(b) Career women.
(c) True housewives.
(d) Fulfilled housewifes.

15. What was the problem with the vast majority of men and boys born to mothers enthralled in the mystique?
(a) They never grew up.
(b) They were forever likely to take on neurosis.
(c) All of these.
(d) They were unfit for duty on the front or as husbands.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is contrary to the feminine mystique?

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

3. What do women seek in their men?

4. What is instinctive in the human sense?

5. Why is it harder for orthodox Catholic or Jewish women to break out of the mystique?

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