Lean In Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Sheryl Sandberg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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”?
(a) Gymboree.
(b) JanieandJack.
(c) Tea Collection.
(d) Toddlers & Tots.

2. What profession did Sheryl Sandberg’s father enter into?
(a) Entertainment law.
(b) Politics.
(c) Ophthalmology.
(d) Dentistry.

3. In what year was Marissa Mayer named the CEO of Yahoo?
(a) 2003.
(b) 2012.
(c) 2010.
(d) 2009.

4. Who is the co-author of Getting to 50/50 whom the author says credited a compelling job for her decision to return to the workplace after childbirth in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?
(a) Pattie Sellers.
(b) Priti Choksi.
(c) Emily White.
(d) Joanna Strober.

5. What mythological figure does the author use as a metaphor when discussing the concept of striving to “have it all” in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All”?
(a) Icarus.
(b) Medusa.
(c) Pegasus.
(d) Cyclops.

Short Answer Questions

1. What author does Sheryl Sandberg quote in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder” as having observed, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”?

2. Who famously “and foolishly refused to work with—or even to shake hands with—Gloria Steinem,” according to the author in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?

3. When did the Arab Spring begin?

4. The author states in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table” that when Facebook filed to go public, what newspaper “ran an article that kindly reminded me—and everyone else—that I had ‘been lucky’ and ‘had powerful mentors along the way’”?

5. What Harvard Business School professor is cited in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner” as answering the question of what men could do to advance women’s leadership with “the laundry”?

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