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. 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?
(a) Mae West.
(b) Roseanne Barr.
(c) Glenn Close.
(d) Murphy Brown.

2. All of the following are researchers on the Harvard-Yale marriage study EXCEPT:
(a) Patricia Craig.
(b) Jeanne Moorman.
(c) David Bloom.
(d) Neil Bennett.

3. Cries of a "birth dearth" proudly seeks to scare educated white women into keeping up with which of the following groups according to Faludi?
(a) Their married, child-bearing peers.
(b) Families in other industrialized nations.
(c) Paupers, fools, and foreigners.
(d) No answers are correct.

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

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?
(a) 0.2 percent.
(b) 2.0 percent.
(c) 20 percent.
(d) 2.2 percent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.

2. Faludi asserts that equal attention is given to _______ family size in whites and ________ family size among blacks.

3. Another blow to the feminist movement comes when the Supreme Court moves towards which of the following actions?

4. Faludi asserts that a major objective of the attack on feminism is the desire to:

5. The major networks parade tearfully "penitent unwed" women through the media; Faludi highlights examples from all the following networks EXCEPT:

(see the answer key)

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