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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1: Chapters 2-3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Faludi notes that after Reagan becomes president, which of the following are among the political victims?
(a) The Equal Rights Amendment.
(b) The Vice President.
(c) Newspapers.
(d) The Office of Domestic Violence.

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.
(a) Black, chlamydia.
(b) White, HPV.
(c) Black, gonorrhea.
(d) White, herpes.

3. Faludi notes that rarely do the backlash's "force and furor" become as public as when which of the following occurs?
(a) When women's clinics are awarded additional funding.
(b) When women's clinics are firebombed.
(c) When women's clinics are shut down due to systematic lobbying efforts.
(d) When prominent politicians deliver speeches against feminism.

4. Yankelovich Monitor surveys find that "masculinity" is often defined as a man being a "good provider." This has negative implications for which of the following aspects of the feminist movement?
(a) Women's choices of fashion and clothing.
(b) Women's drive for economic equality.
(c) Women's increasing presence in the political arena.
(d) Women's desires to control their own fertility.

5. Cries of a "birth dearth" proudly seeks to scare educated white women into keeping up with which of the following groups according to Faludi?
(a) Families in other industrialized nations.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Paupers, fools, and foreigners.
(d) Their married, child-bearing peers.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The backlash seeks to divide and conquer by pitting women against each other. Faludi describes all of the following battle lines EXCEPT:

3. Backlash is written in which decade?

4. During the 1980s all the following firsts are accomplished EXCEPT:

5. According to Faludi, men's opposition to women's rights and the feminist movement is a source of:

(see the answer key)

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