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 mankind not completely live in the present?

2. What was affected by functional analysis?

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

4. What was not a part of women's worlds?

5. How is spinsterhood viewed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the men do to defy the "masculine mystique"?

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

3. How does a woman fulfill her psychological and sociological roles by being a shopper?

4. What is the American housewife's dilemma?

5. Explain the passage from MARRIAGE FOR MODERNS.

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

7. What uniformly happened to the population of America following the war?

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

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

10. What qualified women for the category of "True Housewife Type"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the feminine mystique and the problem with no name. How are they related? How are they almost interchangeable? In what regard to women face the most scrutiny in finding themselves? Explain your answer using quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

How do Freud and Margaret Mead's study of women influence the development of the feminine mystique? What role do these individuals play in the education of women in regards to the mystique? How do their views compliment each other? Explain your answer and support it with research from outside the book.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role that religion plays in perpetuating the feminine mystique. Why do you think this is the case? What does religion stand to gain if the women stay home? Why? Explain your answer.

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