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

2. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?
(a) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(b) Beverly LaHaye.
(c) Phyllis Schlafly.
(d) Faith Whittlesey.

3. Faludi asserts that the 1980s and early 90s legal attacks against pregnant mothers could not be motivated by a desire to protect fetuses because at the same time which of the following policies was in place?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) While mothers are prosecuted for refusing doctor's orders, poor mothers are not provided with the services they need to protect the health of their children.
(c) Doctors refuse treatment to mothers who are poor or are on Medicare.
(d) It is the lack of insurance and treatments, not drug addictions, that results in the widening gap between black and white fetal mortality rates.

4. According to Faludi, the 1980s are awash with books about women's special virtues of:
(a) Caring.
(b) Contextual thinking.
(c) All of the Above.
(d) Nurturing.

5. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?
(a) When watching movies with female partners, men cow them into silence by shouting at the screen.
(b) 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.
(c) In dark theaters men work out deep-seated resentments and fears about women.
(d) By watching tapes at home men develop bitter grudges and ongoing fears about women.

Short Answer Questions

1. Select the woman who becomes a popular Christian speaker and broadcaster, and in 1978 publishes The Spirit-Controlled Woman, calling on fundamentalist women to overcome passivity and develop a public voice--all by and for Jesus.

2. Which of the following terms was coined as a part of the backlash?

3. Faludi suggests that Western European "social feminists" have a better record with childcare and maternity leave because of which of the following?

4. All of the following are listed for reasons for newspapers cutting available jobs except:

5. Grant concludes that women's liberation is a set of "big lies" that lead to all of the following EXCEPT:

(see the answer key)

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