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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4: Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the summer following the 1988 election, which women's organization held a conference at which a motion passes to discuss a third political party?
(a) National Organization for Women.
(b) Women's Agenda Conference.
(c) Eagle Forum.
(d) Concerned Women for America.

2. Which of the following terms was coined as a part of the backlash?
(a) Feminism movement.
(b) Biological clock.
(c) Mommy syndrome.
(d) Husband shortage.

3. All of the following are listed for reasons for newspapers cutting available jobs except:
(a) Unchanging market share.
(b) Declining circulation.
(c) Falling ad lineage.
(d) Mergers.

4. Part 3, "Origins of a Reaction: Backlash Movers, Shakers, and Thinkers," begins by looking at "The Politics of Resentment: The ___________ War on Women."
(a) National Anti-Feminist Movement.
(b) Christian Right's.
(c) American Right's.
(d) New Right's.

5. Chapter 13, "The Wages of the Backlash" shows all of the following undermining the progress women make in the 1970s EXCEPT:
(a) Reaganomics.
(b) Religion.
(c) Recession.
(d) An expanding minimum-wage economy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following network replacements is not accurate?

2. Faludi presents Ms. Magazine as a media outlet that has abandoned its flagship status as a supporter of the feminist movement. She writes that the magazine returns to its roots only after what happens?

3. After the pop media launches its assault on single womanhood and increasing divorce numbers, what does Faludi quote as the percent drop in divorce rates?

4. In the 1980s, Faludi makes the point that women are marginalized and can ask for childcare and parental leave only if they forego seeking all of the following except:

5. In 1980 sex discrimination and other kinds of complaints filed before which agency climbs twenty-five to forty percent?

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