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The Feminine Mystique Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

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.

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.

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.

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