My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What might stop a woman from acting out fantasies in reality, according to the author?

2. Which of the following contributes to a woman's guilt about her fantasies?

3. What is the name of the woman who doesn't think there's a difference between men looking at women sexually on the streets and women doing it to men?

4. What might lead a woman to becoming more repressed?

5. According to Friday, what makes a man feel insecure?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do women feel guilty about having fantasies?

2. Why are men threatened by the idea of a woman's fantasy?

3. Describe the positive letter Nancy Friday received from a man in Chapter 6.

4. Which fantasies stay the most exciting, according to the author?

5. Why do many women avoid acting out their fantasies in reality?

6. Many women wrote to Nancy Friday and begged for anonymity. What does this tell the reader about these women and society?

7. When a man cannot control the fact that a woman fantasizes, what happens, according to the author?

8. How does the author dispel expert opinion in Chapter 4?

9. Describe the letter a man wrote to Nancy Friday about his wife.

10. What role have women been assigned, according to Nancy Friday?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one quote from the book that sums up the overall theme. Explain how this is true. Then, choose another quote that conveys Friday's overall message and explain how this is true.

Essay Topic 2

What are three of the reasons why women fantasize? Give an example of each reason in the form of a fantasy that fits the criteria for each reason. Are all of these reasons for women to fantasize logical and rational? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What are the parallels between the fantasies women wrote and the author's personal life? How do these parallels affect the reader? how does this level of contact with the author contribute to the mood and tone of the book?

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