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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. Which organization's findings do not support the idea of a "baby boomlet" among career women?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Time magazine research.
(c) Annual surveys by professional organizations.
(d) Census Bureau data.

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

3. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?
(a) Phyllis Schlafly.
(b) Beverly LaHaye.
(c) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(d) Faith Whittlesey.

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

5. Which of the following occur following Reagan's second term in office?
(a) The number of female appointments drops below the level achieved during Reagan's first term.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) A greater number of conservative women begin to support the Democratic candidates.
(d) The New Right criticizes Reagan for not supporting its agenda more strongly during his first term.

Short Answer Questions

1. Women's progress in the military falls after the Carter administration had ushered in a _______________ growth rate.

2. Select the woman who becomes a popular Christian speaker and broadcaster, and in 1978 publishes The Spirit-Controlled Woman, calling on fundamentalist women to overcome passivity and develop a public voice--all by and for Jesus.

3. Part 2 of the book The Backlash in Popular Culture looks at trends in all the following media EXCEPT:

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

5. In 1989 which Ivy League university commissioned a survey that confirmed the findings of the Fortune magazine research on female MBA students "bailing out"?

(see the answer key)

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