Lean In Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Sheryl Sandberg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What coed college does the author say her mother attended in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) The University of Pennsylvania.
(b) Harvard University.
(c) U.C. Berkeley.
(d) Yale University.

2. Who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for “helping to lead the women’s protests that toppled Liberia’s dictator,” according to the author in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?
(a) Leymah Gbowee.
(b) Bob Steel.
(c) Shankar Vedantam.
(d) Nitin Nohria.

3. How many of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women, according to the author in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?
(a) 19.
(b) 16.
(c) 21.
(d) 33.

4. In 2010, women were paid how much for every dollar that their male counterparts were paid, according to the author in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?
(a) $0.59.
(b) $0.77.
(c) $0.45.
(d) $0.67.

5. During the Great Depression, the author says that her grandmother was pulled out of Morris High School to help support the household by doing what?
(a) Working as a secretary to a lawyer.
(b) Working in an automotive factory.
(c) Sewing fabric flowers on undergarments.
(d) Selling groceries at a nearby market.

Short Answer Questions

1. What 1972 song does the author describe in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap” as being about a little boy who begs his father for a traditional girl’s toy?

2. The author says in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution” that she became pregnant with her first child in the summer of what year?

3. Who is the author’s grandmother whom she says was born exactly 52 years before she was, in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

4. How old does the author say she was when she first married, in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

5. What children’s clothing company is described in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap” as having once sold onesies for boys that said “Smart like Daddy” and onesies for girls that said “Pretty like Mommy”?

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