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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. What three relationship trends increased in the 1950s?
(a) Unhappy single womanhood, women marrying to conform to societal expectations, and women fleeing unhappy marriages.
(b) Happy single womanhood, women marrying to conform to societal expectations, and women forcing husbands into counseling to save unhappy marriages.
(c) Happy single womanhood, women marrying on their own terms, and women fleeing unhappy marriages.
(d) Happy single womanhood, women marrying to conform to societal expectations, and women fleeing unhappy marriages.

2. 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?
(a) Show preferential treatment to women in meetings.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Demote men while promoting women.
(d) Blame affirmative action when rejecting male applicants.

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

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

5. Part 2 of the book The Backlash in Popular Culture looks at trends in all the following media EXCEPT:
(a) Internet.
(b) Television.
(c) Print.
(d) Magazines.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Faludi, the pay gap in 1986 is actually what?

3. In 1988, at every level, writes Faludi, women candidates above the state legislature are at record low numbers and those who run generally lose. What does Faludi blame for this trend?

4. What percentage of younger women feel more akin to NOW than to either political party?

5. In 1984, who is the highest-placed woman in the New Right?

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