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

2. What does Mrs. Freidan question in regards to Freudian thought?

3. What should an education do?

4. What was it said that men had that women didn't?

5. What does the girl from honors history suspect happened to her to cause her to drop out?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the simple truth of fulfillment?

2. What things hold women back from achieving the education they need to be a beneficial part of society?

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

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

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

6. What is the distinguishing feature about the women of the suburbs?

7. Define "Feminine protest".

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

9. Why was it advisable for advertisers to not let the "Career Women" category get any larger?

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

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

Explain how Freud obtained his views of women. How did his surroundings come into play? His child hood? Why is it hard to take Freudian views seriously when the method by which he obtained these psychoanalytical findings? Use quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

How is it impossible to live within the confines of the feminine mystique for any length of time? Why is it so difficult for women to pursue a socially acceptable role of 'femininity' within the culture of the 1950's? Are their any comparable situations in today's day and age? Explain your answers.

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