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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 is considered "phallic activity"?
(a) Things that normally pertain to men.
(b) None of these.
(c) All of these.
(d) Holding ones' genitals.

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

3. What is unlikely to happen without education?
(a) Women are likely to marry younger and younger.
(b) Women are not likely to develop deep interests outside their biology.
(c) Women are likely to have children at younger ages.
(d) All of these.

4. How many signatures did Susan Anthony collect?
(a) Six thousand.
(b) Two thousand.
(c) Fifteen hundred.
(d) Ten thousand.

5. Why does an educator have to be daring to suggest non-conformity in regards to sex based education?
(a) They have to disagree with the leading psychologists and psychotherapists.
(b) They have to challenge authority.
(c) They have to challenge the conventional image of femininity.
(d) They have to defy conventional educators.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the functionalist's primary concern?

3. What became a dirty word?

4. What is the climax of adolescence?

5. What is the problem with educating women early to fulfill their sexual roles in regards to the opposite sex?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the difference between when a man works at home and when a woman works at home?

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

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

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

8. What groups opposed the women's right to vote and why?

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

10. How was Margaret Mead exempt from the lack of fulfillment that most women felt?

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