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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 happened following Margaret's work?
(a) Women found no other ways to create.
(b) Women glorified their own femininity.
(c) Making babies took on a cultish meaning.
(d) All of these.

2. What was Freud most concerned about in regards to society?
(a) He wanted to help them in the suffrage movement.
(b) He didn't want to change it, but rather to help people adjust to it.
(c) He wanted to open the doors for women.
(d) All of these.

3. What was the only answer possible in Freudian logic to make women satisfied?
(a) Weekly "Womens' meetings".
(b) Education, freedom and rights are wrong for women.
(c) Much more sex, and that they need to make more babies.
(d) Beatification procedures.

4. What is stressed in a functional education?
(a) I don't know.
(b) Conformity.
(c) Individuality.
(d) Neither of these.

5. What doesn't work together to produce femininity?
(a) Penis envy.
(b) Parents.
(c) Society.
(d) Deficient female anatomy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was it said that men had that women didn't?

2. How many children did Sojourner Truth claim to have?

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

4. What problem arises in women who marry first and ask questions later?

5. In regards to both of Freud's main theories, what does it say about his cultural upbringing?

Short Essay Questions

1. In summation, why was it that the women went home after winning the suffrage?

2. What was the problem with the young women of this age group?

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

4. What is the American housewife's dilemma?

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

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

7. How was this preoccupation different than it had been before?

8. How were Freud's findings indicative of his social surroundings?

9. What kinds of problems can arise for the woman saying "no" to the feminine mystique?

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

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