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. How do women find enjoyment in being a woman?
(a) They stop listening to their parents speaking for them.
(b) They stop conforming to the image of femininty.
(c) They decide that their lives as an individual are far more important.
(d) All of these.

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

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

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

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

6. How many women had engaged in extramarital sex?
(a) Nine of ten.
(b) Two in four.
(c) Three in four.
(d) One in four.

7. What reason is not given for women who possess a low dominance personality in regards to leadership?
(a) They don't want to be at the forefront of anything.
(b) They don't believe its possible to be a woman and lead.
(c) They are afriad of responsibility.
(d) They feel incompetent.

8. Who was always blamed for the neurosis of men?
(a) Their sisters and brothers.
(b) Their mothers and wives.
(c) Their education and ambitions.
(d) Their jobs and careers.

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

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

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

12. How many hours a week did a housewife who lived in a city of over 100,000 work in the home?
(a) 44.57.
(b) 60.55.
(c) 78.35.
(d) 80.57.

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

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) Neither of these.
(d) To find the answers to life's most pressing questions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the unique characteristic of human existence?

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

3. What is needed to put an end to the housewives' lack of fulfillment?

4. Who wrote the famous study in maternal overprotection?

5. What was really difficult to sell?

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