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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. How many hours did the average housewife sleep, but still found themselves tired?

2. Where are the chains to the housewives' trap located?

3. What terrifies the seventeen-year-old girl?

4. Which statement best fits the main problem?

5. What was Freud most concerned about in regards to society?

Short Essay Questions

1. In summation, why was it that the women went home after winning the suffrage?

2. What sex was responsible for the divorcing of women and the outside world?

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

4. Define "Feminine protest".

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

6. What do the children of vicarious living mothers commonly identify with?

7. What choice did the mystique leave to women?

8. According to the media, why should an American housewife be happy with her lot?

9. Why is economic independence so necessary for women?

10. What was considered "true feminine fulfillment"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

How were men equally a part of a "masculine mystique" during the years of the Vietnam war? What kind of roles did the men play during this time, and what were they told was the full extent of masculinity? How did they oppose the masculine mystique, and what kinds of pressure did they face in response to their movement?

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