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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What fraction of the total American female population is made up of poor women?
(a) One-quarter.
(b) Two-fifths.
(c) One-third.
(d) One-half.

2. Where does Ellador go for comfort when she is upset in Chapter 10?
(a) To see Alima.
(b) To her room to be alone.
(c) The nearest temple.
(d) To her mother-teacher's house.

3. By Chapter 10, what are the men actively hiding from the women?
(a) That the men are in love with the women.
(b) The ills of the outside world.
(c) That the men are documenting Herland's culture.
(d) A planned escape from Herland.

4. What was the butterfly Ellador caught a danger to?
(a) Obernut trees.
(b) Pom trees.
(c) Sweet flowers.
(d) Silk moths.

5. What helps minimize Vandyke's desire for his wife?
(a) Pursuing his hobbies.
(b) His wife's rude behavior.
(c) Concentrating on his research.
(d) His wife's style of dress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two core concepts which Herland's society is based on?

2. When are the men allowed to leave their confinement?

3. What does Moadine say the women intend to do with the men?

4. How does Jeff regard the girl who is assigned to court him?

5. In Herland, what makes Terry seem ridiculous to his friends?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Somel say that Herland mothers are willing to allow others to raise their children?

2. Why does the Herland religion lack horrifying ideas? What does Ellador think about the tendency for other religions to hold onto old ideas?

3. Following the lecture in Chapter 8, the girls form informal groups around the men. Describe how the girls react to Terry.

4. Why don't her Herland people believe in life after death?

5. Once population limits were put in place in Herland, what did the women focus on, and what was the result?

6. When Ellador is upset in Chapter 10, what does the wise woman in the temple tell her?

7. What are the two core concepts of Herland's society as described in Chapter 7?

8. In Chapter 9, what do we learn girls in Herland are taught to think about themselves while growing up?

9. What are Ellador's beliefs about love-making?

10. In Chapter 9, what difference does Vandyke see in the children of Herland compared to the ones in America?

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