Lean In Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Sheryl Sandberg
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is described in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability” as a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at Stanford, whom the author had an intense dinner conversation with about the price women pay for success?
(a) Nitin Nohria.
(b) Judith Rodin.
(c) Deborah Gruenfeld.
(d) Rosalind Einhorn.

2. The author states in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap,” “A 2012 McKinsey survey of more than four thousand employees of leading companies found that 36 percent of the men wanted to reach the C-suite, compared to” what percentage of women?
(a) 57%.
(b) 18%.
(c) 24%.
(d) 66%.

3. What is described by the author as dominance hormones in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?
(a) Calcitonin.
(b) Testosterone.
(c) Estrogen.
(d) Cortisol.

4. Who is the chief technology officer of Cisco that the author cites in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table” from an article in The Huffington Post?
(a) Emily White.
(b) Virginia Rometty.
(c) Josh Steiner.
(d) Padmasree Warrior.

5. Where does the author say she attended a large public high school growing up in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?
(a) Cleveland, Ohio.
(b) Miami, Florida.
(c) Little Rock, Arkansas.
(d) Brooklyn, New York.

6. The author says in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table” that while in college, both she and her brother took a course in what together?
(a) Advanced economics.
(b) Contemporary drama.
(c) Postmodern literature.
(d) European intellectual history.

7. Where did the author’s grandmother go on to graduate from college, according to her story in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) The University of Pennsylvania.
(b) U.C. Berkeley.
(c) Yale University.
(d) Harvard University.

8. 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?
(a) A Boy Named Sue.
(b) Free to Be … You and Me.
(c) Lost in the Moon.
(d) Joey’s Song.

9. Who is cited in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder” as having conceived the metaphor that “careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder”?
(a) Padmasree Warrior.
(b) Judith Rodin.
(c) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
(d) Pattie Sellers.

10. The author notes in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” that “searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of” what?
(a) “Flying too close to the sun.”
(b) “Counting chickens before they hatch.”
(c) “Stalling at the gate.”
(d) “Waiting for Prince Charming.”

11. Who is the author’s grandmother whom she says was born exactly 52 years before she was, in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) Rosalind Einhorn.
(b) Mary Sue Coleman.
(c) Jocelyn Goldfein.
(d) Deborah Gruenfeld.

12. According to the author in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?,” “A study published by the Center for Work-Life Policy and the Harvard Business Review reported that” what percentage “of men at the level of vice president and above are hesitant to have a one-on-one meeting with a more junior woman”?
(a) 64%.
(b) 34%.
(c) 12%.
(d) 53%.

13. Who was the former chief of staff at the Treasury Department that gave Sheryl Sandberg the advice of figuring out what she wanted to do before she went to see the people who had the ability to hire her?
(a) Marlo Thomas.
(b) Josh Steiner.
(c) Bob Steel.
(d) Erin Burnett.

14. The author says in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution” that she became pregnant with her first child in the summer of what year?
(a) 1999.
(b) 2010.
(c) 2004.
(d) 2001.

15. Based on the 2003 study cited by the author in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability,” she concludes that “success and likeability” are correlated how for women?
(a) Demurely.
(b) Abstractly.
(c) Positively.
(d) Negatively.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution,” American women were paid how much for every dollar that their male counterparts were paid in 1970?

2. When the author became pregnant with her first child, she was running the online sales and operations groups for what corporation, as noted in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

3. Who is the chairman of the Washington Post Company that the author describes having met while working in Washington, D.C. over fifteen years ago in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”

4. The author states in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?,” “While asking a stranger to be a mentor rarely, if ever, works, approaching a stranger with” what “can yield results”?

5. Who joked that, “a man has to be Joe McCarthy in order to be called ruthless. All a woman needs to do is put you on hold,” according to the author in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”?

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