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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 terrifies the seventeen-year-old girl?
(a) Being like her mother.
(b) Becoming a career woman.
(c) Having children.
(d) Marrying a man like her father.

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

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

4. What did all the pioneering feminists resist?
(a) Sexual degradation.
(b) Early marriage.
(c) All of these.
(d) Marital subservience.

5. What was considered 'real' life?
(a) Single life.
(b) Married life.
(c) Spinsterhood life.
(d) Career life.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How does a daughter see "don't become a housewife like me"?

4. What does Marriage for Moderns say about women and their roles?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is called the "youth serum" for women?

5. Why were the girls with rings on their hands the "lucky ones"?

6. What kinds of conventional arrangements were made between women to maintain careers while there was a war?

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

8. Define "Feminine protest".

9. Why was it advisable for advertisers to not let the "Career Women" category get any larger?

10. What was the reason for Freud's research and what did he hope to achieve?

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