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. Select the book that claims that children are worse off when parents divorce.
(a) After Divorce.
(b) Second Chance.
(c) The Little Ones.
(d) Parents Choices.

2. In the late 1980s, circulation of traditional women's magazines is down sharply with Good Housekeeping the worst off and Working Woman the best off. To what does Faludi attribute the relative success of Working Woman?
(a) The magazine is concentrating on career women's needs.
(b) Surveys show that Working Woman has many more loyal readers.
(c) Executives at Working Woman focus on traditional female roles, which is what readers want.
(d) Working Woman has a better system of distribution.

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

4. Faludi states that which of the following is less harmful to women than other forms of plastic surgery?
(a) Breast implants.
(b) Tummy tucks.
(c) Liposuction.
(d) None of the above.

5. Which author uses fairy tales to generalize about men and women without offending anyone?
(a) Betty Friedan.
(b) Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
(c) Allan Bloom.
(d) Robert Bly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Unmarried, childless after forty, hooked on work, a 1970s feminist and the third generation in her family to have a low view of "traditional femininity." This is Faludi's description of which market research trend executive?

2. Faludi makes the point that most women who go mad in 1970s films are repressed and neglected housewives. According to the author, these women do all of the following except what?

3. Faludi states that in 1986, NBC and Cosmopolitan warn women of three side effects of divorce including:

4. Whose design house loses $9.3 million in 1989?

5. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?

(see the answer key)

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