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

2. In the late 1980s, circulation of traditional women's magazines is down sharply with Good Housekeeping the worst off and Working Woman the best off. To what does Faludi attribute the relative success of Working Woman?
(a) Executives at Working Woman focus on traditional female roles, which is what readers want.
(b) Surveys show that Working Woman has many more loyal readers.
(c) Working Woman has a better system of distribution.
(d) The magazine is concentrating on career women's needs.

3. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.
(a) Esquire.
(b) Fortune.
(c) Newsweek.
(d) No answers are correct.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Faludi, male crews comment that there are "too many women" on the job. This is reinforced by management's tendency to which of the following?

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

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

4. 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?

5. In 1987, what does NBC identify as the possible "yuppie disease of the '80s"?

(see the answer key)

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