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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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.

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

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

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

11. What is needed to put an end to the housewives' lack of fulfillment?
(a) The installation of some courage into the average American housewives.
(b) None of these.
(c) A co-operative union of housewives to fund the return to education.
(d) A national education program for women who want to seriously continue their education.

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

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

14. What occurred in the last decade?
(a) An increase in preoccupation with sex.
(b) An increase in sexual activity.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) Both of these.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the only frontier available to women that have lived always within the confines of the feminine mystique?

2. If education has made American women feel trapped, frustrated and guilty as housewives, it is surely a sign that ___________________________.

3. What is the scary thing for women who want to finish their education?

4. How many women did Maslow find actually fulfilled their selves in the sense of a dominant feeling?

5. Why is it easier to live through someone else as opposed to finding yourself?

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