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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: Chapters 5-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When women boo Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York, Faludi sees this as an indication that women want to embrace single womanhood. She says this because of which of the following?
(a) They prefer the ending in the novel in which the author does not feel the need to marry off the single women. They do not like the wedding scenes and prefer more romantic settings.
(b) They disagree with the ending in the novel in which the author does not feel the need to marry off the single women.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) They disagree with the choices of spouses and feel that the writers mismatched the female leads and the men that they marry.

2. In the American version of the French film Three Men and a Baby, what significant change is made to the story line?
(a) It adds a dour lawyer, Rebecca, who lacks both maternal and romantic "juices."
(b) It makes all of the men happy to have a baby to take raise.
(c) It has the men raising one baby rather than twins.
(d) It includes the remorseful mother returning to take care of the baby and marry one of the fathers.

3. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?
(a) They avoid movies in which women are not treated equally and support movies that show they are progressive and in support of the feminist movement.
(b) By watching tapes at home men develop bitter grudges and ongoing fears about women.
(c) When watching movies with female partners, men cow them into silence by shouting at the screen.
(d) In dark theaters men work out deep-seated resentments and fears about women.

4. An analogy is made between heiress Patricia Hearst and many female characters of the 1980s. Which of the following expresses the comparison?
(a) Having two heavy weights in each hand to symbolize the choice between marriage and single womanhood.
(b) Carrying a light load in a backpack to symbolize the ease with which committed women face motherhood.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Being bound, blindfolded, and lacking identity to symbolize having to flee the office for marriage and motherhood.

5. Who casts his wife in the demeaning role of an unsmiling female doctor who clutches her book about obsession and compulsion?
(a) Adrian Lyne.
(b) David Mamet.
(c) Michael Douglas.
(d) James Dearden.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author writes that the feminist movement is blamed for all the evil in ________ society.

2. When making an indictment of 1980s films featuring female jobs, Faludi states that these movies do all of the following except:

3. Faludi notes that after Reagan becomes president, which of the following are among the political victims?

4. Newsweek uses the metaphor that women are "______ ________ to be killed by a terrorist" than to _________.

5. Which of the following women is cited in the book as being consistently shut out of the Emmys, disapproved of in public by George Bush, and having a nationwide club formed just to hate and revile her?

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