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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 points out a study in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner” that showed “that wives who engage in gatekeeping behaviors do” how many more hours of “family work per week than wives who take a more collaborative approach”?
(a) 2.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

2. Who is quoted in the final chapter as having said, “Our job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make them ungrateful so they keep going”?
(a) Susan B. Anthony.
(b) Emily White.
(c) Rosalind Einhorn.
(d) Marlo Thomas.

3. In what year was Geraldine Ferraro chosen as the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1992.
(c) 1988.
(d) 1984.

4. Who is the CEO of American Express that the author says acknowledges sexism and bias in his meetings, according to the author in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It”?
(a) Vittorio Colao.
(b) Cameron Anderson.
(c) Frank Flynn.
(d) Ken Chenault.

5. What childhood friend of the author’s does she say “looks back fondly on being pregnant, saying she has never felt so productive. She not only worked her usual hours as an attorney but organized her house and put five years of photos into albums,” in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?
(a) Meg Whitman.
(b) Jocelyn Goldfein.
(c) Mary Sue Coleman.
(d) Elise Scheck.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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”?

2. 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”?

3. Who is the former secretary of state that is cited in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality” for having said, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”?

4. What author does Sandberg quote in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It” as having said, “Whoever has power takes over the noun—and the norm—while the less powerful get an adjective”?

5. A blogger for what magazine compared Sheryl Sandberg to Kim Polese, according to the author in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does the author praise for embracing emotion in the workplace in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth”?

2. What does Sandberg say often creates a double standard and compels women to leave the workplace in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner”?

3. What is one example of the dangers of blindly following leaders that Sandberg describes in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth”?

4. How does the author describe Dr. Laurie Glimcher’s approach to balancing career and family in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All”?

5. What positive statistics does the author cite for women’s mentorship of women in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?

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

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

8. How is Marissa Mayer used as an example of gender bias between women in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?

9. In what context does the author discuss Sabeen Virani in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It”? Why did Sabeen Virani contact the author?

10. How did Sheryl Sandberg respond when she was belittled upon meeting an admired politician in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It”?

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