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. The author notes in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder” that “an internal report at Hewlett-Packard revealed that women only apply for open jobs if they think they meet” what percent of the criteria listed?
(a) 60%.
(b) 90%.
(c) 100%.
(d) 80%.

2. What journalist once catalogued the derogatory descriptions of some of the first female world leaders, noting that “England’s Margaret Thatcher” was called “Attila the Hen,” according to the author in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”?
(a) Bob Steel.
(b) Shankar Vedantam.
(c) Oprah Winfrey.
(d) Erin Burnett.

3. How many women and girls does the author say are currently trapped in the sex trade worldwide in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?
(a) 4.4 million.
(b) 1.5 million.
(c) 6.7. million.
(d) 2.9 million.

4. Who is described as the “deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy Program” in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) Mary Sue Coleman.
(b) Pattie Sellers.
(c) Meg Whitman.
(d) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

5. The author asserts in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap,” “The gender stereotypes introduced in childhood are reinforced throughout our lives and become” what?
(a) “Facts in adulthood.”
(b) “Regulations toward marriage.”
(c) “Barriers to happiness.”
(d) “Self-fulfilling prophecies.”

6. How old does the author say she was when she first married, in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) 29.
(b) 26.
(c) 30.
(d) 24.

7. The author asserts in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder,” “Just as I believe everyone should have a long-term dream, I also believe everyone should have” what?
(a) “A one-year plan.”
(b) “A six-month plan.”
(c) “An eighteen-month plan.”
(d) “A two-year plan.”

8. Who is the Columbia Business School professor that co-ran an experiment to test perceptions of women and men in the workplace in the 2003 study discussed in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”?
(a) Frank Flynn.
(b) Josh Steiner.
(c) Clara Shih.
(d) Justin Osofsky.

9. 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) Postmodern literature.
(b) Contemporary drama.
(c) Advanced economics.
(d) European intellectual history.

10. According to the author in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability,” what magazine ran a story in November 2011 about female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and “illustrated it by superimposing the featured women’s heads onto male bodies”?
(a) Time.
(b) The New Yorker.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) People.

11. The author asserts in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability” that what “is key to achieving more success”?
(a) “Earning high grades.”
(b) “Attending a top university.”
(c) “Owning one’s success.”
(d) “Earning initial success.”

12. Whom does the author say started working with her “right out of college and now runs mobile partnerships for Facebook” in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”
(a) Alice Walker.
(b) Emily White.
(c) Erin Burnett.
(d) Meg Whitman.

13. 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) Padmasree Warrior.
(d) Josh Steiner.

14. What economist at the first job the author took convinced her that attending business school would be a better alternative than going to law school?
(a) Leymah Gbowee.
(b) Lant Pritchett.
(c) Larry Summers.
(d) Padmasree Warrior.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What well-known CNN journalist credits Willow Bay for mentoring her when she started out, according to the author in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”

2. Who does the author describe as her “business crush” and eBay CEO in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”?

3. Where does the author say she attended a large public high school growing up in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

4. For how long does the author say she worked for Google in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

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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