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. What management committee partner at Goldman Sachs in the late 1990s established a “breakfast or lunch only policy” for employees to create equal access for men and women, according to the author in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”
(a) Mary Sue Coleman.
(b) Justin Osofsky.
(c) Bob Steel.
(d) Omid Kordestani.

2. The author states in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability,” “A study that looked at the starting salaries of students graduating with a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University found that” what percentage of men tried to negotiate for a higher offer?
(a) 57%.
(b) 45%.
(c) 15%.
(d) 69%.

3. Who is the Treasury Secretary at Facebook that the author describes hosing a meeting for a few years ago in the opening of Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?
(a) Tim Geithner.
(b) Omid Kordestani.
(c) Lori Goler.
(d) Mary Sue Coleman.

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

5. How old does the author say Mark Zuckerberg was when she graduated college in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”?
(a) 15.
(b) 7.
(c) 12.
(d) 3.

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

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

8. The internal and external barriers that women face in the workplace are related by the author using what metaphor in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?
(a) Birds of a feather.
(b) Counting chickens before they hatch.
(c) Looking in a gift horse’s mouth.
(d) The chicken and the egg.

9. 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) 90%.
(b) 60%.
(c) 100%.
(d) 80%.

10. 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) 2004.
(c) 2001.
(d) 2010.

11. The author writes in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability” that during the summer between her first and second years in business school, she received what award for having the highest first-year academic record?
(a) A Rhodes Scholarship.
(b) An Eisenhower Scholarship.
(c) A Henry Ford Scholarship.
(d) A William Taft Scholarship.

12. 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”?
(a) SurveyMonkey.
(b) Facebook.
(c) Google.
(d) Yahoo.

13. 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) Negatively.
(b) Abstractly.
(c) Demurely.
(d) Positively.

14. 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) 12%.
(b) 34%.
(c) 53%.
(d) 64%.

15. What speaker from the Wellesley Centers for Women gave a talk called “Feeling Like a Fraud” when the author was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society?
(a) Dr. Peggy McIntosh.
(b) Omid Kordestani.
(c) Clara Shih.
(d) Mary Sue Coleman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is described in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” as the founder of CollegeSpring, “a nonprofit that provides SAT tutoring and college counseling to low-income students”?

2. 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”?

3. What is described by the author as stress hormones in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

4. Who is the New York University 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”?

5. The author notes in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” that “searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of” what?

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