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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. With which did the feminist movement gain strength?
2. What was so terrifying to women not about to be married?
3. Why do women have to suffer the problem of identity?
4. How long did it take "Sarah and the Seaplane" to become "Sarah the Sandwich Maker"?
5. What was considered 'real' life?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was Margaret Mead exempt from the lack of fulfillment that most women felt?
2. Explain how within the feminine mystique, to be exceptional, has such a negative connotation?
3. What was considered "true feminine fulfillment"?
4. Why was it advisable for advertisers to not let the "Career Women" category get any larger?
5. Why did sex become the preoccupation of American women?
6. What do the children of vicarious living mothers commonly identify with?
7. What things hold women back from achieving the education they need to be a beneficial part of society?
8. What might have happened if women had gone on to continue their education?
9. What uniformly happened to the population of America following the war?
10. Who divorced women from the ideas of the world outside of the home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the women that pursued a career and self realization, to those who went to college strictly to find a husband, get married and have children. How do they differ in personal growth? How does society of that era view both women? Explain the difference in their marriages. Use quotes from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the social propaganda around the feminine mystique. How has married life been glorified and glamorized? Why has it been made to be more than it is? What is the benefit to women staying at home, from an economic standpoint. Explain your answer using quotes from the book.
Essay Topic 3
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"?
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