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 was the new sexual problem in marriages?

2. Why do women have to suffer the problem of identity?

3. What is unlikely to happen without education?

4. What do Freud's writings give more credit?

5. What did Margaret Mead's work persuade women to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the choice that women face?

2. What is the simple truth of fulfillment?

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

4. What specifically made the image change of women possible?

5. What groups opposed the women's right to vote and why?

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

7. Why were the girls with rings on their hands the "lucky ones"?

8. What happened as women who were highly intelligent let go of their interests for the role of wife and mother?

9. How did American women learn how to free themselves by speaking out for the slaves?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is education integral to the destruction of the feminine mystique? What role does education play in the growing up of American women? How does this benefit America at the macro level? At the micro level? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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