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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. According to Faludi, the pay gap in 1986 is actually what?
(a) $.64 cents on the dollar.
(b) $.70 on the dollar.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) $.20 on the dollar.

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?
(a) The Office of Domestic Violence is closed.
(b) The Supreme Court restricts women's reproductive rights in 1989.
(c) Congress abandons the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(d) A string of firebombings of abortion clinics in 1987.

3. In the 1980 presidential election, the only clear differentiation from the Democrats comes when the Republicans do what according to Faludi?
(a) Put forth an anti-abortion platform.
(b) Oppose the ERA.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Revoke the Equal Pay Act

4. Unmarried, childless after forty, hooked on work, a 1970s feminist and the third generation in her family to have a low view of "traditional femininity." This is Faludi's description of which market research trend executive?
(a) Faith Popcorn.
(b) Felice Schwartz.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Mary Anne Devanna.

5. The book backlash claims that which of the following is true?
(a) The gap narrows among Hispanics.
(b) The pay gap is reduced because of men's falling wages.
(c) The gap narrows among the college educated.
(d) The gap narrows among Blacks.

Short Answer Questions

1. The federal "reductions in force" hit women over which level twice as badly as men?

2. Paul Weyrich is defined by Faludi as all the following EXCEPT:

3. Faludi states that in 1986, NBC and Cosmopolitan warn women of three side effects of divorce including:

4. How does the Faludi describe the media's treatment of protests against the Miss America pageant and burning bras?

5. The New Right select which of the following adjectives to describe feminism?

(see the answer key)

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