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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. What became a dirty word?
(a) Working woman.
(b) Free thinking woman.
(c) Opinionated woman.
(d) Career woman.

2. What was it said that men had that women didn't?
(a) Minds.
(b) The ability to reason.
(c) The ability to be impassioned.
(d) Penises.

3. Why do women have to suffer the problem of identity?
(a) To grow.
(b) To mature.
(c) To become human.
(d) All of these.

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

5. How did Freud view his soon-to-be wife?
(a) Both of these.
(b) As an object.
(c) None of these.
(d) As a child.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what would Martha take refuge?

2. How was the career driven woman vanquished from the population?

3. What did Margaret Mead's work persuade women to do?

4. What did the union member get labeled as?

5. What doesn't work together to produce femininity?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was there such difficulty with the problem without a name and why was it so hard to solve?

2. How were the victims of the Holocaust similar to the American housewife?

3. Why did real feminists believe the radical "man hating, marriage opposing" feminists were getting more media coverage?

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

5. What is the objective of making homemaking creative?

6. What is the American housewife's dilemma?

7. What might have happened if women had gone on to continue their education?

8. Explain how within the feminine mystique, to be exceptional, has such a negative connotation?

9. How did American women learn how to free themselves by speaking out for the slaves?

10. According to the media, why should an American housewife be happy with her lot?

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