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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: Chapters 5-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Surveys show that an overwhelming majority of women feel there is still a need for all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Decent childcare.
(b) Child-rearing courses.
(c) The right to abortions.
(d) An Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

2. In the American version of the French film Three Men and a Baby, what significant change is made to the story line?
(a) It adds a dour lawyer, Rebecca, who lacks both maternal and romantic "juices."
(b) It includes the remorseful mother returning to take care of the baby and marry one of the fathers.
(c) It makes all of the men happy to have a baby to take raise.
(d) It has the men raising one baby rather than twins.

3. By questioning whether the "backlash" is a new phenomenon, some social observers admit that there has been:
(a) Long-standing support for women's rights.
(b) Long-standing resistance to women's rights.
(c) A culture of support for working mothers.
(d) An undercurrent of resentment against working fathers.

4. Select the book that claims that children are worse off when parents divorce.
(a) The Little Ones.
(b) Parents Choices.
(c) Second Chance.
(d) After Divorce.

5. Television assaults the women's movement less than Hollywood movies; Faludi states that this is because of what factor?
(a) Women are a majority of viewers and are advertisers' prime target.
(b) Hollywood movies have greater budgets and more freedom with their creativity.
(c) There are more women executives in the television industry who support the women's movement.
(d) Television producers do not wish to tackle these issues through on-screen programming.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Backlash, attacking the feminist movement is accomplished by systematically using which of the following?

2. When making an indictment of 1980s films featuring female jobs, Faludi states that these movies do all of the following except:

3. According to Faludi, men's opposition to women's rights and the feminist movement is a source of:

4. 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?

5. Which of the following women is cited in the book as being consistently shut out of the Emmys, disapproved of in public by George Bush, and having a nationwide club formed just to hate and revile her?

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