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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. What speculation does Pipher make about girls who are raised to be open-minded and curious?
(a) They may be overwhelmed by the turmoil of adolescence
(b) They may be struggle more than others to find themselves
(c) They may be unsure of themselves
(d) They may be faced with too many choices

2. Which category does Dr. Pipher indicate that most fathers fall into?
(a) Most fathers are reluctant
(b) Most fathers are abusive
(c) Most fathers are distant
(d) Most fathers are supportive

3. Which of the following best describes how girls perceive distant fathers as compared to mothers?
(a) More rigid
(b) More understanding
(c) More supportive
(d) More willing to listen

4. Which of the following terms best describes how Jessica feels?
(a) Different
(b) Smothered
(c) Angry
(d) Independent

5. What is the second dimension according to Pipher?
(a) Parenting techniques
(b) Cultural norms
(c) Control
(d) Affection

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do many of the adolescent girls turn to for support?

2. What is the overshadowing problem concerning Franchesca?

3. Who or what does Pipher hold responsible for the split between child and adult during adolescence?

4. With what does Dr. Pipher believe adolescent girls have an enormous preoccupation in their own lives?

5. Which of the following best describes how Dr. Pipher feels about Western civilization and mothers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the second dimension and the two extremes which make it up as described by Pipher?

2. What seems to be the underlying issue between Jessica and her mother?

3. What concerns Dr. Pipher most about divorce and why is she concerned about this issue?

4. How do girls perceive distant fathers according to Dr. Pipher?

5. Describe Miller's definition of vibrancy and provide an example of how it can be overcome?

6. How do teenagers view their parents' divorces and what happens to the authority of the parents after a divorce?

7. What generalization does Dr. Pipher make for the girls who come to therapy before they reach adolescence?

8. Describe the double standard that Dr. Pipher describes as related to the expectations that Americans have?

9. How does Fay feel about her daughter's announcement that she is a lesbian?

10. What happens as adolescent girls withdraw from their parents and what does this offer to the girls?

(see the answer keys)

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