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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did women seek to fill the void that their lack of self created?
(a) They turned to their husbands.
(b) They turned to their children.
(c) Both of these.
(d) Neither of these.

3. The strongest sexual pleasures are found in ______ ______ _____ .
(a) Self-actualizing people.
(b) Self-debasing people.
(c) School and self-realization.
(d) Homes and workforce.

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

5. Who first formulated the simple principle that "work expands to fill the time available"?
(a) C. Northcoat Parkinson.
(b) C. Northcote Parkinson.
(c) P. Northcote Parkinson.
(d) C Northcote Parkinton.

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

7. What did the feminists see most clearly?
(a) That women were equal in the necessary fight for individuality.
(b) That education and the right to participate in advanced society were what was most needed.
(c) All of these.
(d) That the outdated view of feminine behavior would lead to social deterioration.

8. 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 tried to fit them into a culture.
(d) They used electroshock therapy.

9. What is the scary thing for women who want to finish their education?
(a) All of these.
(b) That most men will be married in college.
(c) That she will no longer be feminine.
(d) That no man will want her.

10. What was interesting about the lives of all of the women within the mystique?
(a) They were always frantically busy.
(b) They were always envying their neighbors.
(c) They were all thirty pounds overweight.
(d) They were always dissatisfied with their marital affairs.

11. What is inextricably linked to a woman's sexual satisfaction and emotional stability?
(a) Duality.
(b) None of these.
(c) Passivity.
(d) Autonomy.

12. What percentage of ulcer patients is comprised of women?
(a) Forty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Ten.
(d) Twenty.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Wives became __________________.

2. By what percent did the rate of teenage mothers increase between 1940 and 1957?

3. Housework presents _______________.

4. How many women had engaged in extramarital sex?

5. What does "acting out" mean in psycho-therapeutic terms?

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