Lean In Test | Final Test - Hard

Sheryl Sandberg
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author states in Chapter 8: “Make Your Partner a Real Partner,” “According to the most recent analysis, when a husband and wife both are employed full-time, the mother does” what percent more child care than the father?

2. In what year was Sandra Day O’Connor appointed as an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court?

3. In what year was Sheryl Sandberg named the Treasury Department’s chief of staff?

4. What magazine did Barnard president Debora Spar write to in 2012 discussing successful women and guilt, according to the author in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?

5. 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”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Sharon Proczter say of “having it all” in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All”?

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

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

4. What is the first step to moving forward past gender bias in the workplace, according to the author in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?

5. What does the author write of Tina Fey in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All”?

6. What quote does the author cite from Gloria Steinem in the beginning of Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It”?

7. Who is credited as approaching the gender gap well in his business dealings in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It”?

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

9. 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?

10. What anecdote does the author open with in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the concept of ambition and how ambition is perceived differently for women and for men. What are some examples of novels, plays, films, or television shows that perpetuate the notion that ambition is a negative quality for women and a positive quality for men? How do you think that we as a society should address this issue?

Essay Topic 2

Sheryl Sandberg states in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Battle,” "The promise of equality is not the same as true equality." What does the author mean by this statement? How do we, as a society, begin to address the issue of “true equality”?

Essay Topic 3

Define and discuss “mentors” and “sponsors” in the business world and examine the traditional mentor-mentee relationship. How has this relationship evolved in the world of business? Where did mentorships first originate? How does the author suggest individuals go about finding a mentor?

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