The Feminine Mystique Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wives became __________________.
(a) Know it alls.
(b) All of these.
(c) Complete dominators of the household activities.
(d) Experts.

2. What is the most powerful perpetuator(s) of the feminine mystique?
(a) Their clients.
(b) The manipulators.
(c) The women themselves.
(d) The manipulators and their clients.

3. What is the most powerful argument of the feminine mystique?
(a) That the woman may lose her fertility if she works outside of the home.
(b) All of these.
(c) That the woman rejects her husband and children if she doesn't stay at home.
(d) That the woman will be less of a woman if she doesn't stay at home.

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

5. What do women seek in their men?
(a) Trust.
(b) Security.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Sex.

6. What is characteristic of underdeveloped nations?
(a) Early marriage.
(b) Early sex.
(c) Early sex, early marriage.
(d) None of these.

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

8. What drains away the needs that cannot really be filled by the home and family?
(a) The buying of things.
(b) The working to pay bills.
(c) The spending of money.
(d) The saving of money.

9. Which women are more often the sex-seekers than finders?
(a) The metropolis housewives.
(b) The rural housewives.
(c) The suburban housewives.
(d) The city housewives.

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

11. What is contrary to the feminine mystique?
(a) Neither sex can be happy within the feminine mystique.
(b) Sexual satisfaction is not a mark of fulfillment.
(c) The feminine mystique keeps both sexes from maturing.
(d) All of these.

12. What does "acting out" mean in psycho-therapeutic terms?
(a) Behavior that is not in accordance with reality.
(b) Behavior that is contrary to what is desireable.
(c) Delinquent behavior.
(d) Behavior that is emulated by the parents.

13. What was really difficult to sell?
(a) Electronics.
(b) Sterling silver.
(c) Gold plated dishes.
(d) Dishwashers.

14. 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) There is a lot of criticism.
(c) None of these.
(d) It is frightening.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Professor Maslow begin his study of the relationship between sexuality and the "dominance" feeling?

2. Who wrote the famous study in maternal overprotection?

3. What is the really crucial role of the housewife?

4. What is the unique characteristic of human existence?

5. What is the key to getting out of the trap of the mystique?

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