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. Paul Weyrich is defined by Faludi as all the following EXCEPT:
(a) Viewing women's liberation as a dangerous lie.
(b) Founder of the Heritage Foundation.
(c) Considering feminism as a dead issue.
(d) The "Father of the New Right."

2. The co-directors of which of the following organizations declare themselves "the psychological arm of the women's movement"?
(a) American Psychosis Association.
(b) American Psychological Association.
(c) American Psychiatric Association.
(d) National Self-Help Clearinghouse.

3. Child abuse laws are extended to the fetus and "fetal neglect" bills flood legislatures as a result of which strategy?
(a) The policy of allowing mothers to take precedence over the fetus.
(b) An attempt to humanize the fetus and neutralize the mother.
(c) The decision to provide fathers with a strategy to protect their unborn children.
(d) To reduce the number of US individuals addicted to drugs.

4. According to Faludi, abortion is legal in every state:
(a) Since colonial times.
(b) Until women's rights becomes an issue in the mid nineteenth century.
(c) And is supported by a majority of women.
(d) All of the above.

5. In the late 1980s, circulation of traditional women's magazines is down sharply with <i>Good Housekeeping</i> the worst off and <i>Working Woman</i> the best off. To what does Faludi attribute the relative success of <i>Working Woman</i>?
(a) The magazine is concentrating on career women's needs.
(b) Surveys show that <i>Working Woman</i> has many more loyal readers.
(c) <i>Working Woman</i> has a better system of distribution.
(d) Executives at <i>Working Woman</i> focus on traditional female roles, which is what readers want.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the American version of the French film <i>Three Men and a Baby</i>, what significant change is made to the story line?

2. What three relationship trends increased in the 1950s?

3. According to <i>Backlash</i>, 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?

4. Faludi states that in 1986, NBC and <i>Cosmopolitan</i> warn women of three side effects of divorce including:

5. After the pop media launches its assault on single womanhood and increasing divorce numbers, what does Faludi quote as the percent drop in divorce rates?

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