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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. Of Yale alumni who had reached their forties by 2000, what percentage of the women remained in the workforce, according to the author in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?
2. 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?
3. The author asserts in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All” that “Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for” what?
4. Fred Kofman is described in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth” as a former MIT professor and the author of what book?
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. 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?
2. 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?
3. What website and organization does the author promote in the Afterword: “Let’s Keep Talking”?
4. What anecdote does the author open with in Chapter 7: “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”?
5. What lesson does the author say she learned from her correspondence with Ray Kelly in Chapter 6: “Seek and Speak Your Truth”?
6. How is Marissa Mayer used as an example of gender bias between women in Chapter 11: “Working Together Toward Equality”?
7. What did Sharon Proczter say of “having it all” in Chapter 9: “The Myth of Doing It All”?
8. How did Sheryl Sandberg respond when she was belittled upon meeting an admired politician in Chapter 10: “Let’s Start Talking About It”?
9. What study regarding “gatekeeping behaviors” is discussed 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”?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the issue of negotiations in the workplace. In your experience, have you faced the issue of salary negotiations? If so, how did you feel about stepping up to the plate to ask for a higher salary or benefits? If you have not experienced this, discuss a similar example, such as an occurrence when you have challenged a grade in a class or asked for more allowance from your parents. Do you feel that your experiences in negotiation are influenced by your gender? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author’s story of her pregnancy while working for Google and the discoveries she made during this time about gender bias. How many American corporations offer reserved parking and other benefits for pregnant women in the workforce today? How did this change at Google? What factors will lead to more changes, according to the author?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the author’s anecdote about taking a course with her brother at Harvard from Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table.” In your own experiences, when have you encountered a similar situation? What does this example from the reading indicate about confidence between the sexes? How did your own situation play out? How did the author’s?
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