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

2. Which of the following two anti-feminist movies are made into television sitcoms?
(a) Private Benjamin and Fatal Attraction.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Fatal Attraction and Baby Boom.
(d) Baby Boom and Private Benjamin.

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

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) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more women than men putting family over professional advancement.
(b) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more men than women putting family over professional advancement.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) It finds no gender gap--both men and women are putting family over professional advancement.

5. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?
(a) How laypeople are used by the backlash to discredit feminism in the 1980s.
(b) How large non-profit organizations fund backlash efforts in the 1980.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) How a variety of "experts" both frighten and confuse people about feminism in the 1980s.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Backlash, the press uses the Harvard-Yale study to scare women into marrying "just to beat the 'odds'." At the same time, they overlook which of the following types of data?

3. Which of the following terms was coined as a part of the backlash?

4. According to Faludi, thirty years of data show that men suffer __________ __________ than do women.

5. In Part 1 of Backlash, "Myths and Flashbacks" which of the following myths is analyzed?

(see the answer key)

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