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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author says in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth” that a recent study found that what was the phrase most frequently used to describe the most effective leaders?
(a) “Sense of humor.”
(b) “The ‘IT’ factor.”
(c) “Confidence and gratitude.”
(d) “Empathetic compassion.”

2. 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.

3. Who accompanied Sheryl Sandberg on a trip to New York to speak at the Women’s Media Center, according to the author in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It”?
(a) Judith Rodin.
(b) Shankar Vedantam.
(c) Kim Malone Scott.
(d) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

4. Who is the co-author of Getting to 50/50 whom the author says credited a compelling job for her decision to return to the workplace after childbirth in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?
(a) Emily White.
(b) Joanna Strober.
(c) Priti Choksi.
(d) Pattie Sellers.

5. Who gave a 1996 commencement speech at Wellesley and, speaking of the difficulty of juggling a career and family, said, “It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications”?
(a) Nora Ephron.
(b) Erin Burnett.
(c) Gloria Steinem.
(d) Marlo Thomas.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the CEO of Starbucks from 1987 through 2000?

2. According to the author in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner,” how many states in the U.S. provide any income replacement for the care of a new baby?

3. What nonprofit to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in young people did Sheryl Sandberg’s mother found?

4. Who was the secretary of the Treasury when Sheryl Sandberg began working there in 1996?

5. 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”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What lesson does the author say she learned from her correspondence with Ray Kelly in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth”?

2. What study does the author cite in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner” as an indication of the power a partner has in a woman’s career choices?

3. Why does the author say that women dropping out of the workplace in anticipation of later conflicts is a problem today in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?

4. How does Sandberg describe the hierarchal system at Facebook in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth”?

5. What statistics does Sandberg point to regarding marriage and women in power in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner”?

6. How does the author’s anecdote in the opening of Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave” relate to women’s relationship to their careers metaphorically?

7. How did Elise Scheck describe her experiences during pregnancy, according to the author in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?

8. Who is one example that is cited by the author as an individual who had to make an immediate choice between career and family in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?

9. What does Sandberg describe as an ideal partner for women to succeed alongside in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner”?

10. What barriers does the author discuss in the beginning of Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth”?

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