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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The younger generation was consumed with the only aspiration of ____________________.
(a) Getting a quality education.
(b) Being an independent women.
(c) Being a good mother.
(d) Being a housewife.

2. Why couldn't women study physics?
(a) They didn't have the aptitude for it.
(b) They didn't want to study it.
(c) It was considered unfeminine.
(d) They weren't allowed in the classes.

3. How long did it take "Sarah and the Seaplane" to become "Sarah the Sandwich Maker"?
(a) Six years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Four years.

4. Why does an educator have to be daring to suggest non-conformity in regards to sex based education?
(a) They have to disagree with the leading psychologists and psychotherapists.
(b) They have to defy conventional educators.
(c) They have to challenge the conventional image of femininity.
(d) They have to challenge authority.

5. Which statement best fits the main problem?
(a) Women weren't challenged in their lifestyle.
(b) Women longed for careers.
(c) Women had become too comfortable.
(d) Women had lost their self identity.

Short Answer Questions

1. "The problem for women today is not ______, but a problem of _______?

2. What does the girl from honors history suspect happened to her to cause her to drop out?

3. What was the only answer possible in Freudian logic to make women satisfied?

4. What was the name of the life adjustment course given to eleven- to thirteen-year-old girls?

5. What did Freud believe of his studies when he had passed away?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the image of women change from the 1930's-50's?

2. What was the basis of all neurosis of people, according to Freud?

3. How is a definitive knowledge of self needed to mature?

4. How is a self actualizing relationship stronger than one borne in the feminine mystique?

5. Who divorced women from the ideas of the world outside of the home?

6. What things hold women back from achieving the education they need to be a beneficial part of society?

7. What happened as women who were highly intelligent let go of their interests for the role of wife and mother?

8. What do the children of vicarious living mothers commonly identify with?

9. What is the double deception of the feminine mystique?

10. Why is economic independence so necessary for women?

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