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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the easiest way out of figuring out who you are and what it is you want out of life?
(a) All of these.
(b) Sex and children.
(c) Having children.
(d) Sex and early marriage.

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

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

4. What have psychiatrists used to cure neurosis in the past?
(a) They tried to help them debase their own potential.
(b) They used brainscans to monitor the changes in the patient.
(c) They used electroshock therapy.
(d) They tried to fit them into a culture.

5. 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 shouldn't be educated.
(c) American women have outgrown the housewife role.
(d) American women should stay at home.

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

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

8. What year was the survey published for electrical appliances?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1945.

9. What are considered "mutations"?
(a) All of these.
(b) Asexual woman.
(c) Men wanting to be housewives.
(d) Women who pursue careers despite their handicap of gender.

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

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

12. What was blamed for every problem American children faced?
(a) Their mothers.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Society at large.
(d) Their fathers.

13. What accompanies the growth in mental activity?
(a) Postponement of sexual activity.
(b) Postponed families.
(c) Postponed erections.
(d) Postponed marriages.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many hours a week did a housewife who lived in a city of over 100,000 work in the home?

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

3. "______ not _____ is the tie that binds."

4. What was interesting to note about women who didn't consider housework their fulltime job?

5. What is instinctive in the human sense?

(see the answer keys)

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