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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. The federal "reductions in force" hit women over which level twice as badly as men?
(a) G.S. 5.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) G.S. 9.
(d) G.S. 11.

2. 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?
(a) The "public drubbing" of Geraldine Ferraro.
(b) The hard-nosed tactics used by the press against any woman candidate.
(c) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.
(d) All answers are correct.

3. Which of the following women had oversight of the funding from the Women's Educational Equity Act?
(a) Leslie Wolfe.
(b) Charlene Heatherly.
(c) Faith Whittlesey.
(d) Jeane Kirkpatrick.

4. 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.
(a) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(b) Phyllis Schlafly.
(c) Faith Whittlesey.
(d) Beverly LaHaye.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In 1980 sex discrimination and other kinds of complaints filed before which agency climbs twenty-five to forty percent?

3. Which of the following occur following Reagan's second term in office?

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

5. In coining the term "cocooning," Faith Popcorn was seeking to do what according to Faludi?

(see the answer key)

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