The Feminine Mystique Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does an educator have to be daring to suggest non-conformity in regards to sex based education?

2. What requires increased glamorization every year?

3. What was considered 'real' life?

4. Which tribe do men and women assume masculine roles?

5. Why does mankind not completely live in the present?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the objective of making homemaking creative?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Summarize Margaret Mead's ideals as shown in this book.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Mrs. Friedan practice what she preached? How was she an equal victim of the discrimination against women, and what private battles did she herself face in the years following the publishing of the "Feminine Mystique"?

Essay Topic 2

How can a woman's husband act as an anchor within the feminine mystique? Is this intentional? How is it ultimately the woman's decision to go back to school and continue her education? What things prevent her from doing so?

Essay Topic 3

Suggest ways women might overcome the feminine mystique. What kinds of programs could be offered to women that are serious about continuing their education in a meaningful way? Is there any way to live within the mystique and contribute positively to the world and to self development? Explain.

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