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. In 1989 which Ivy League university commissioned a survey that confirmed the findings of the <i>Fortune</i> magazine research on female MBA students "bailing out"?
(a) Harvard.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Yale.
(d) Stanford.

2. Faludi states that in 1986, NBC and <i>Cosmopolitan</i> warn women of three side effects of divorce including:
(a) An empty bank account, bitterness, and loneliness.
(b) Childlessness, bitterness, and financial ruin.
(c) Depression, loneliness, and an empty bank account.
(d) Loneliness, depression, and childlessness.

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) Patricia Craig, Neil Bennett.
(b) David Bloom, Jeanne Moorman.
(c) Jeanne Moorman, Robert Fay.
(d) Neil Bennett, David Bloom.

4. The "Big Lie" joins ____________ to the "dime-store moralism of yesteryear."
(a) Scientific research.
(b) Legal maneuvering.
(c) Religious dogmatism.
(d) Undercover journalism.

5. 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) University researchers.
(b) Media organizations receiving federal grants.
(c) U.S. Department of Education statisticians.
(d) U.S. Census Bureau demographers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What three relationship trends increased in the 1950s?

2. Which of the following terms was coined as a part of the backlash?

3. 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?

4. All of the following are researchers on the Harvard-Yale marriage study EXCEPT:

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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