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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the unique characteristic of human existence?
(a) The ability to learn from the past and transpose it to the future and present.
(b) The ability to see ones experience in the past and future.
(c) The ability to transpose past in to
(d) All of these.

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

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

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(d) That the outdated view of feminine behavior would lead to social deterioration.

5. What is the simple definition of the problem that has no name?
(a) The possibility of work outside the home.
(b) The lack of work outside the home for housewives.
(c) American woman are kept from realizing their potential.
(d) The lack of educational facilities outside the home for housewives.

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

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

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

9. How much greater was the number of disturbed young wives over any other group other than their husbands?
(a) Four times.
(b) Two times.
(c) Five times.
(d) Three times.

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

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

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

13. Out of twenty-five women, how many were serious enough to write a resume to improve their lives?
(a) Five.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Ten.

14. How many women did Maslow find actually fulfilled their selves in the sense of a dominant feeling?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The strongest sexual pleasures are found in ______ ______ _____ .

2. In 1948, what was the percentage of men that had had some homosexual experience?

3. What did Mrs. Friedan decide to go looking for in this chapter?

4. Wives became __________________.

5. Newspaper headlines screamed that working mothers were responsible for __________________.

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