Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3: Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's six-stage ladder?
(a) The samples used are not sufficiently representative.
(b) The data does not support the anti-feminist conclusions he made.
(c) It is skewed to male bases for moral judgments.
(d) Education and class are what actually determines moral judgement.

2. The major networks parade tearfully "penitent unwed" women through the media; Faludi highlights examples from all the following networks EXCEPT:
(a) ABC.
(b) FOX.
(c) CBS.
(d) NBC.

3. British directory/screenwriter James Dearden's screenplay makes the adulterous husband more sympathetic; however, according to Faludi, it was intended to be an exploration of what?
(a) An individual's responsibility for a stranger's suffering.
(b) The plight of a suburban housewife.
(c) The family unit and how it can be torn apart.
(d) A middle-aged man's fight for monogamy.

4. In Part 1 of Backlash, "Myths and Flashbacks" which of the following myths is analyzed?
(a) Fertility Booms.
(b) Man Shortages.
(c) Feminist Satisfactions.
(d) Family Upheavals.

5. According to Faludi, how are female characters treated in morality tales?
(a) Women are not judged according to their lifestyle choices.
(b) Good mothers win, and independent women are punished.
(c) Good mothers win, and single women are always envious of those in traditional roles.
(d) Good mothers are punished, and independent women win.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is nicknamed "The Breast Man of San Francisco"?

2. How does the Faludi describe the media's treatment of protests against the Miss America pageant and burning bras?

3. Which author uses fairy tales to generalize about men and women without offending anyone?

4. Which backlash proponent calls himself "America's Number-One Anti-feminist"?

5. _________ and ________, two demographers at the Census Bureau, re-run the Harvard-Yale study using 1980 data and find a major flaw in the study and its calculations.

(see the answer key)

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