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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. Beverly LaHaye founds Concerned Women for America (CWA); her husband Tim LaHaye is co-founder of which organization?
(a) Heritage Foundation.
(b) Free Congress Foundation.
(c) Young Americans for Freedom.
(d) Moral Majority.

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

3. 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?
(a) Jimmy Carter.
(b) Ronald Reagan.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Michael Dukakis.

4. What are the findings of the 1987 survey conducted by Fortune magazine on the issue of "bailing out," the term used to describe female MBA students opting for less demanding careers to concentrate on marriage and family?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more women than men putting family over professional advancement.
(c) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more men than women putting family over professional advancement.
(d) It finds no gender gap--both men and women are putting family over professional advancement.

5. In 1984, who is the highest-placed woman in the New Right?
(a) Beverly LaHaye.
(b) Faith Whittlesey.
(c) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(d) Phyllis Schlafly.

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

3. Which of these is not a goal of the New Right?

4. 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?

5. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?

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