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. ***Poet Robert Bly speaks to mostly all-male audiences about healthier views of masculinity in the time of all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Viking Power.
(b) The Odyssey.
(c) Norsemen.
(d) The Iliad.

2. Faludi writes that all of the following designers try to push femininity onto working women except:
(a) Calvin Klein.
(b) John Weitz.
(c) Christian Lacroix.
(d) Christian Dior.

3. Which of the following two individuals does Faludi highlight as being unmarried while preaching that women should marry?
(a) Robert Bly and Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
(b) George Gilder and Allan Bloom.
(c) All these individuals are married.
(d) Michael Levin and Warren Farrell.

4. How does Women's Wear Daily serve the feminist movement and the fashion industry?
(a) It convinces women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers attempt to fight against the trend, but this is what women want to buy.
(b) It convinces women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers create these clothing lines and women buy the attire.
(c) It tries unsuccessfully to convince women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work, male fashion designers create these clothing lines and women do not buy the attire.
(d) It tries unsuccessfully to convince women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers attempt to fight against the trend, but this is what women want to buy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?

2. In her timeline of women's cosmetic trends, Faludi states that the bright, healthy, athletic look is popular in which era?

3. Retin-A is approved by the FDA to treat _____________ and is eventually marketed to treat ________.

4. Which organization's findings do not support the idea of a "baby boomlet" among career women?

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

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