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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Faludi in Chapter 1, all of the following attack feminists EXCEPT:
(a) Journalists.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Clergy.
(d) School teachers.

2. In the book Backlash, attackers of the feminist movement are described as working to put women back in their "proper" place _________________ and __________.
(a) Psychologically, physically.
(b) Relationally, traditionally.
(c) Morally, ethnologically.
(d) Physiologically, emotionally.

3. Sociologist Lenore Weitzman suggests that the issue of divorce should be handled by doing all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) "Fine-tuning" new divorce laws.
(b) Rejecting the "charade" of the old system.
(c) Collecting pre-reform data against which to test her hypothesis.
(d) Focusing on the core question of whether women are better off "protected" or equal.

4. 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) Long-standing support for women's rights.
(c) Long-standing resistance to women's rights.
(d) A culture of support for working mothers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What outlet first declares that women's chances of conceiving drops not after age forty but after thirty?

2. Select the book that claims that children are worse off when parents divorce.

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

4. Faludi asserts that under the Reagan administration which of the following are pressured to generate data that fit the war on women's independence?

5. The author writes that the feminist movement is blamed for all the evil in ________ society.

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