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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4: Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 1 of Backlash, "Myths and Flashbacks" which of the following myths is analyzed?
(a) Family Upheavals.
(b) Man Shortages.
(c) Feminist Satisfactions.
(d) Fertility Booms.

2. Guess Jeans' advertising campaign is based variously on all the following except:
(a) Thirty-Something.
(b) Elia Kazan's Baby Doll.
(c) Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
(d) Fatal Attraction.

3. Women send positive letters after the heroine walks away from the altar in which movie?
(a) Fatal Attraction.
(b) Flashdance.
(c) Private Benjamin.
(d) The Graduate.

4. A book claims that during the first year after divorce, a woman's standard of living declines by seventy-three percent while a man's increases by forty-seven percent. This claim is challenged by economists Saul Hoffman and Greg Duncan who have found which of the following statistics over twenty years?
(a) A twenty five percent first-year rise for men.
(b) A three to five percent first-year rise for men.
(c) A twenty percent first-year decline for both men and women.
(d) A thirty percent first-year decline for women.

5. 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?
(a) Hear that they should take action and speak up.
(b) Hear that they should enjoy themselves.
(c) Turn to male doctors.
(d) Go to other women for advice.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Faludi asserts that the decade's only real infertility epidemic is among young _____ women and is caused largely by the failure to treat ______ early on.

3. The co-directors of which of the following organizations declare themselves "the psychological arm of the women's movement"?

4. This fragrance initially "celebrates women's liberation" but eventually ran campaigns in which under-aged models were used.

5. The major networks parade tearfully "penitent unwed" women through the media; Faludi highlights examples from all the following networks EXCEPT:

(see the answer key)

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