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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. Where were young women's passions lying after the suffrage?
(a) In getting a career.
(b) In getting married before graduating college.
(c) In getting engaged before graduating college.
(d) In traveling the world.

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

3. What weren't these feminists called?
(a) Perverts.
(b) Spinsters.
(c) Sex starved.
(d) Penis enviers.

4. How does a daughter see "don't become a housewife like me"?
(a) As a sign of frustration that she cannot savor her relationship with her husband,
(b) As a failing in themselves, and their financial position in the world.
(c) As a failing in the woman, not in the circumstance.
(d) As a failing in the marriage; a sign of infidelity.

5. What should an education do?
(a) None of these.
(b) Increase mental capacity.
(c) Broaden outlook on the world.
(d) Help people to figure out what it is they want from life.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was affected by functional analysis?

2. Why do women participate in politics according to "Women's Home Companion" September 1955?

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

4. What became a dirty word?

5. How long did it take "Sarah and the Seaplane" to become "Sarah the Sandwich Maker"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the American housewife's dilemma?

4. What were the side effects of the "youth serum" when the young woman aged?

5. What is the difference in the male and female roles?

6. What is considered the feminine role in education?

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

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

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

10. In what way did society have to be restructured regarding sexuality?

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