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. Faludi asserts that under the Reagan administration which of the following are pressured to generate data that fit the war on women's independence?
(a) U.S. Department of Education statisticians.
(b) U.S. Census Bureau demographers.
(c) University researchers.
(d) Media organizations receiving federal grants.

2. According to Faludi, thirty years of data show that men suffer __________ __________ than do women.
(a) Less psychologically.
(b) More psychologically.
(c) Less physically.
(d) More physically.

3. _________ and ________, two demographers at the Census Bureau, re-run the Harvard-Yale study using 1980 data and find a major flaw in the study and its calculations.
(a) David Bloom, Jeanne Moorman.
(b) Patricia Craig, Neil Bennett.
(c) Neil Bennett, David Bloom.
(d) Jeanne Moorman, Robert Fay.

4. Which female executive is quoted as saying she hopes companies can treat "career-and-family women" more leniently than "career-primary" women?
(a) Faith Popcorn.
(b) Bonnie Chambers.
(c) Felice Schwartz.
(d) Mary Anne Devanna.

5. Unmarried, childless after forty, hooked on work, a 1970s feminist and the third generation in her family to have a low view of "traditional femininity." This is Faludi's description of which market research trend executive?
(a) Felice Schwartz.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Mary Anne Devanna.
(d) Faith Popcorn.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Sociologist Lenore Weitzman suggests that the issue of divorce should be handled by doing all of the following EXCEPT:

3. Which author publishes a 922-page compendium in which 4,500 women despair about not being treated as equals by mates?

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

5. In 1987, what does NBC identify as the possible "yuppie disease of the '80s"?

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