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

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

2. George Gilder, a Reagan speechwriter, states that the women's movement does all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Encourages women to work.
(b) Supports male misogyny.
(c) Champions social welfare programs.
(d) Allows women to survive without husbands.

3. By questioning whether the "backlash" is a new phenomenon, some social observers admit that there has been:
(a) An undercurrent of resentment against working fathers.
(b) A culture of support for working mothers.
(c) Long-standing support for women's rights.
(d) Long-standing resistance to women's rights.

4. In 1989 which Ivy League university commissioned a survey that confirmed the findings of the Fortune magazine research on female MBA students "bailing out"?
(a) Harvard.
(b) Yale.
(c) Stanford.
(d) Columbia.

5. Which book shows Reagan's influence in criticizing the welfare state and pushing volunteerism and individual responsibility?
(a) In a Different Voice.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) The Second Stage.
(d) The Feminine Mystique.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which book provides the "devastating" statistics that there is a seventy-three percent decline in a woman's standard of living during the first year after divorce versus a man's forty-seven percent increase?

2. In the American version of the French film Three Men and a Baby, what significant change is made to the story line?

3. Sylvia Ann Hewlett worked at which university?

4. Which 1980s movie is credited for fueling a "monogamy trend" and "reinvigorating marriage"?

5. By ignoring women's issues in his acceptance speech, which presidential candidate sees his twenty-four percent gender gap decease to only eight percent by Election Day?

(see the answer key)

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