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 Backlash, 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?
(a) Women cohabitating at rates twice those of 1970.
(b) Unmarried women believing their lives are "as easy" as married friends.
(c) Census figures showing 1.9 million more never-married men than women.
(d) Better paid women are more likely to marry.

2. 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 increasing presence in the political arena.
(c) Women's desires to control their own fertility.
(d) Women's drive for economic equality.

3. Backlash is written in which decade?
(a) 1980s.
(b) 1950s.
(c) 1970s.
(d) 1960s.

4. Newsweek uses the metaphor that women are "______ ________ to be killed by a terrorist" than to _________.
(a) Less likely, divorce.
(b) More likely, marry.
(c) Less likely, marry.
(d) More likely, divorce.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are the findings of the 1987 survey conducted by Fortune magazine on the issue of "bailing out," the term used to describe female MBA students opting for less demanding careers to concentrate on marriage and family?

3. In coining the term "cocooning," Faith Popcorn was seeking to do what according to Faludi?

4. Cries of a "birth dearth" proudly seeks to scare educated white women into keeping up with which of the following groups according to Faludi?

5. How does the Faludi describe the media's treatment of protests against the Miss America pageant and burning bras?

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