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. With which did the feminist movement gain strength?

2. How much money did the magazine offer to those who submit their problems to promote it?

3. What is a compliment to a woman in the act of creation of a child?

4. Where were young women's passions lying after the suffrage?

5. If a woman were to fight for her rights, she would _____ _____?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who divorced women from the ideas of the world outside of the home?

2. What is the simple truth of fulfillment?

3. What is the objective of making homemaking creative?

4. What might have happened if women had gone on to continue their education?

5. Define high dominance and low dominance feeling.

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

7. Why was there such difficulty with the problem without a name and why was it so hard to solve?

8. What does a self actualizing relationship look like?

9. Why is economic independence so necessary for women?

10. What kinds of problems can arise for the woman saying "no" to the feminine mystique?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the social propaganda around the feminine mystique. How has married life been glorified and glamorized? Why has it been made to be more than it is? What is the benefit to women staying at home, from an economic standpoint. Explain your answer using quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the image of the corporate woman. What kind of person is she? How does a woman have to behave in order to maintain her position of social stature? How are these kinds of women portrayed in Hollywood? Where else are there images of corporate women?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role that religion plays in perpetuating the feminine mystique. Why do you think this is the case? What does religion stand to gain if the women stay home? Why? Explain your answer.

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