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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. 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) Mary Anne Devanna.
(b) Faith Popcorn.
(c) Felice Schwartz.
(d) No answers are correct.

2. According to Faludi what is the greatest fear of suffrage opponents in the 1910s?
(a) The creation of a "feminist party."
(b) The decline of morality in society.
(c) Smaller household sizes among the middle class.
(d) Political indifference by women.

3. 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:
(a) Health care.
(b) Educational opportunity.
(c) Reproductive freedom.
(d) Equal pay.

4. NBC and ABC use which of the following to undercut women's efforts to organize?
(a) Layoffs.
(b) Threats and harassment.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Promotion of corporate faithfuls only.

5. By ignoring women's issues in his acceptance speech, which presidential candidate sees his twenty-four percent gender gap decease to only eight percent by Election Day?
(a) Jimmy Carter.
(b) Michael Dukakis.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?

2. Beverly LaHaye founds Concerned Women for America (CWA); her husband Tim LaHaye is co-founder of which organization?

3. Newsweek uses the metaphor that women are "______ ________ to be killed by a terrorist" than to _________.

4. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?

5. Chapter 13, "The Wages of the Backlash" shows all of the following undermining the progress women make in the 1970s EXCEPT:

(see the answer key)

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