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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. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?
(a) They elect a Democratic President.
(b) They return the Senate to the Democrats.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) They select Geraldine Ferraro for Vice-President.

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

3. Chapter 13, "The Wages of the Backlash" shows all of the following undermining the progress women make in the 1970s EXCEPT:
(a) Religion.
(b) Reaganomics.
(c) An expanding minimum-wage economy.
(d) Recession.

4. Which of these is not a goal of the New Right?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Censoring of birth control information.
(c) Revocation of the Equal Pay Act.
(d) A ban on all abortions.

5. Women's progress in the military falls after the Carter administration had ushered in a _______________ growth rate.
(a) Marginal.
(b) 800%.
(c) Small.
(d) Undocumented but noteworthy.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Faludi what is the greatest fear of suffrage opponents in the 1910s?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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