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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 do Freud's writings give more credit?
(a) None of these.
(b) To the mature expression of sexual interest.
(c) To the pre-pubescent expression of sexual interest.
(d) To the expression of infantile sexual interest.

2. Where are the chains to the housewives' trap located?
(a) In their own relationships with those around them.
(b) In their own mind and spirit.
(c) Within the walls of their homes.
(d) Within in the confines of wife and motherhood.

3. What was not a part of women's worlds?
(a) Babies.
(b) Charming and keeping a man.
(c) Home care.
(d) Debate.

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

5. What did Freud believe that all neurosis stemmed from?
(a) Sexual appetite.
(b) Sexual oppression.
(c) Sexual repression.
(d) Sexual abuse.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How much money did the magazine offer to those who submit their problems to promote it?

3. How did Freud view his soon-to-be wife?

4. What had become a trap?

5. What is Nora, to herself, first and foremost?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the simple truth of fulfillment?

3. What is the distinguishing feature about the women of the suburbs?

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

5. What is ironic about the path to feminine fulfillment?

6. Why did most women think there was something wrong with them?

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

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

9. Why did women lavish so much attention on their children?

10. What specifically made the image change of women possible?

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