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

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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. Faludi presents <i>Ms.</i> Magazine as a media outlet that has abandoned its flagship status as a supporter of the feminist movement. She writes that the magazine returns to its roots only after what happens?
(a) The Office of Domestic Violence is closed.
(b) Congress abandons the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(c) A string of firebombings of abortion clinics in 1987.
(d) The Supreme Court restricts women's reproductive rights in 1989.

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

3. 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?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Faith Popcorn.
(c) Felice Schwartz.
(d) Mary Anne Devanna.

4. During the 1980s all the following firsts are accomplished EXCEPT:
(a) Women outnumber men in college attendance.
(b) Women outnumber men in total jobs.
(c) Women outnumber men on unemployment lines.
(d) The U.S. Census stops defining head of household as the husband.

5. In the book <i>Backlash</i>, attackers of the feminist movement are described as working to put women back in their "proper" place _________________ and __________.
(a) Morally, ethnologically.
(b) Relationally, traditionally.
(c) Physiologically, emotionally.
(d) Psychologically, physically.

Short Answer Questions

1. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.

2. According to Faludi in Chapter 1, all of the following attack feminists EXCEPT:

3. In coining the term "cocooning," Faith Popcorn was seeking to do what according to Faludi?

4. By the 1980s the media begins to hail the arrival of a "________ generation."

5. In 1987, what does NBC identify as the possible "yuppie disease of the '80s"?

(see the answer key)

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