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. Which of the following terms was coined as a part of the backlash?
(a) Mommy syndrome.
(b) Biological clock.
(c) Feminism movement.
(d) Husband shortage.

2. By the 1980s the media begins to hail the arrival of a "________ generation."
(a) Anti-gender.
(b) Post-feminist.
(c) Anti-feminist.
(d) Post-gender.

3. In coining the term "cocooning," Faith Popcorn was seeking to do what according to Faludi?
(a) Identify a gender-neutral trend of parents leaving the office for being at home.
(b) Support the backlash's efforts to highlight slight changes in women returning to traditional roles.
(c) Show men as being more focused on sacrificing career advancement for family time.
(d) Highlight the fact that neither men nor women are placing family time over career advancement.

4. According to Backlash, career women are warned that their choice to delay pregnancy and childbirth are resulting in which of the following?
(a) Higher miscarriage rates.
(b) Greater abortion rates.
(c) Endometriosis.
(d) Higher incidents of birth defects.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do politicians, journalists, and business leaders claim that women need no more help advancing?

2. 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?

3. Faludi states that in 1986, NBC and Cosmopolitan warn women of three side effects of divorce including:

4. Backlash is written in which decade?

5. Faludi presents Ms. Magazine as a media outlet that has abandoned its flagship status as a supporter of the feminist movement. She writes that the magazine returns to its roots only after what happens?

(see the answer key)

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