Lean In Test | Final 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. After giving her TEDTalk, Sheryl Sandberg received numerous letters from women who were inspired by it. One of her favorites that she discusses in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It” came from what consultant in Dubai?
(a) Shankar Vedantam.
(b) Padmasree Warrior.
(c) Sabeen Virani.
(d) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

2. 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”?
(a) Nitin Nohria.
(b) Clara Shih.
(c) Gloria Steinem.
(d) Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

3. In Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All,” the author describes going to a business conference with her children and taking the eBay plane. What did her daughter contract during this trip?
(a) Asthma.
(b) The flu.
(c) Bronchitis.
(d) Lice.

4. A blogger for what magazine compared Sheryl Sandberg to Kim Polese, according to the author in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?
(a) Forbes.
(b) Fortune 500.
(c) Time.
(d) The New Yorker.

5. According to the author in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave,” what percentage of mothers whose husband’s earnings landed in the top 5% were out of the labor force in 2006?
(a) 40%.
(b) 20%.
(c) 43%.
(d) 90%.

6. What modern-day technological advancement has changed the equation of which parent is the primary caretaker for infants, according to the author in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?
(a) The television.
(b) The breast pump.
(c) The baby bottle.
(d) The internet.

7. What term does the author say emerged in the 1970s “to describe a woman who flourished in a leadership role, especially in male-dominated industries” and who also used her position to keep other female workers down?
(a) “Wolf.”
(b) “Rich bitch.”
(c) “Queen bee.”
(d) “Feminazi.”

8. What professor from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine told Sandberg that he abolished the system of hand-raising after hearing her TEDTalk?
(a) Dr. Peggy McIntosh.
(b) Shankar Vedantam.
(c) Dr. John Probasco.
(d) Padmasree Warrior.

9. The author states in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth” that truth is better served by using what kind of language?
(a) Eloquent language.
(b) Affectionate language.
(c) Belittling language.
(d) Simple language.

10. Of Yale alumni who had reached their forties by 2000, what percentage of the men remained in the workforce, according to the author in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?
(a) 20%.
(b) 43%.
(c) 65%.
(d) 90%.

11. What does Sheryl Sandberg say is the first step to correcting a problem in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth”?Being aware of the problem.
(a) Being aware of the problem.
(b) Asking for help.
(c) Developing a focus group.
(d) Denial.

12. What author does Sandberg cite in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner” with the quote: “It’s not about biology, but about consciousness”?
(a) Elise Scheck.
(b) Gloria Steinem.
(c) Samuel Beckett.
(d) Bob Steel.

13. Who is the professor of economics at Cornell that the author cites in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All” as saying, “The antiquated rhetoric of ‘having it all’ disregards the basis of every economic relationship: the idea of trade-offs”?
(a) Erin Burnett.
(b) Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
(c) Gloria Steinem.
(d) Sharon Proczter.

14. Who managed the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey & Company in 1994 when Sheryl Sandberg interned there, according to the author in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All”?
(a) Justin Osofsky.
(b) Larry Kanarek.
(c) Kristina Salen.
(d) Erin Burnett.

15. After a year or more of commuting between L.A. and the Bay Area, Sheryl Sandberg’s husband eventually left Yahoo and took a position as the CEO of what company, according to the author in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner”?
(a) Facebook.
(b) Friendster.
(c) Google.
(d) SurveyMonkey.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave,” the author describes what individual that was “finishing up at Stanford’s Institute of Design when she was offered the chance to start a company at the same time that she learned she was pregnant”?

2. According to the author in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave,” what percentage of “highly qualified women with children are leaving careers, or ‘off-ramping,’ for a period of time” as a result of parenthood?

3. Who is the leader of Fidelity’s media and Internet investment group that the author discusses in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner”?

4. Who is the author of “The New F-Word”?

5. According to the author in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave,” what percentage of mothers whose husband’s earnings landed in the middle percentiles were out of the labor force in 2006?

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