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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 is the climax of adolescence?
2. What was considered 'real' life?
3. Margaret Mead frequently _______ herself.
4. Why does mankind not completely live in the present?
5. What was the only answer possible in Freudian logic to make women satisfied?
Short Essay Questions
1. What, according to Mrs. Friedan is the leading cause of men seeking out homosexual relationships?
2. How was this preoccupation different than it had been before?
3. How did the image of women change from the 1930's-50's?
4. What kinds of problems can arise for the woman saying "no" to the feminine mystique?
5. What qualified women for the category of "True Housewife Type"?
6. Why must Freud's psychoanalytical views be discounted?
7. How did the New York General Assembly view the right for women to own property and how did they react to the idea that they should be able to?
8. Why did most women think there was something wrong with them?
9. What happened as women who were highly intelligent let go of their interests for the role of wife and mother?
10. Why was it advisable for advertisers to not let the "Career Women" category get any larger?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1How 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.
Essay Topic 2Name at least three things that stand in the way of women's self realization. How do these things impede her progress? How can they be overcome? Are they legitimate things that hold her back, or are they imagined? Explain your answer and use quotes from the book.
Essay Topic 3Explain the roles that educators play in the feminine mystique. How are they responsible for propagating it, despite believing in equality for women? In what ways are women held back by the educators? Explain the educators guilt. Is this guilt founded on legitimate concerns? Explain your answer.
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