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 lesson could girls not help but learn in college between 1945 and 1960?

2. What was the only answer possible in Freudian logic to make women satisfied?

3. What weren't these feminists called?

4. How many signatures did Susan Anthony collect?

5. What silent question did women ask themselves?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why must Freud's psychoanalytical views be discounted?

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

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

5. What was considered "true feminine fulfillment"?

6. How were the victims of the Holocaust similar to the American housewife?

7. Define high dominance and low dominance feeling.

8. What is the American housewife's dilemma?

9. Why did real feminists believe the radical "man hating, marriage opposing" feminists were getting more media coverage?

10. How is a definitive knowledge of self needed to mature?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hypothesize on the outcome of society at large if the women continued living purely within the confines of femininity? How would it affect the population two generations further? Three? Would it make American society stronger or weaker to have that increased level of devotion in the household? Explain your answer using quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Name 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.

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