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 does the author describe as her “business crush” and eBay CEO in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”?
(a) Tim Geithner.
(b) Meg Whitman.
(c) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
(d) Mary Sue Coleman.

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

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

4. What media mogul does the author cite in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” as having said, “I mentor when I see something and say, ‘I want to see that grow’”?
(a) Shankar Vedantam.
(b) Virginia Rometty.
(c) Sarah Palin.
(d) Oprah Winfrey.

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

6. 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) 15%.
(b) 57%.
(c) 69%.
(d) 45%.

7. Who is described in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability” as the founder and CEO of Facebook?
(a) Mark Zuckerberg.
(b) Justin Osofsky.
(c) Bob Steel.
(d) Cameron Anderson.

8. 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%.

9. 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) Padmasree Warrior.
(b) Leymah Gbowee.
(c) Lant Pritchett.
(d) Larry Summers.

10. According to the author in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap,” females make up what percentage of people earning undergraduate degrees today?
(a) 66%.
(b) 24%.
(c) 18%.
(d) 57%.

11. 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) People.
(b) Time.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) The New Yorker.

12. 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) Advanced economics.
(c) Contemporary drama.
(d) European intellectual history.

13. The author states in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” that “Studies show that mentors select protégés based on” what?
(a) “Appearance and personality.”
(b) “Performance and potential.”
(c) “Credentials and past achievements.”
(d) “Need and ability to give.”

14. For how long does the author say she worked for Google in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?
(a) 2 and ½ years.
(b) 6 and ½ years.
(c) 3 and ½ years.
(d) 1 and ½ years.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the highly regarded senior director of marketing at eBay whom the author says called her about a month after she began working for Facebook in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”?

2. 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’”?

3. The author states in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder” that as of 2010, the average American had how many jobs from the ages of 18 to 46?

4. In what year was Anita Summer hired as an economist by the Standard Oil Company, according to the author in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

5. Who is described in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability” as one of the engineering directors at Facebook who held a meeting in 2011 with female engineers to encourage them to share the progress they’d made on products they were building?

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