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. What is the complete title of the book, Backlash?
(a) Backlash: The Declared War Against American Families.
(b) Backlash: The Declared War Against American Women.
(c) Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women.
(d) Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Families.

2. During the 1980s all the following firsts are accomplished EXCEPT:
(a) The U.S. Census stops defining head of household as the husband.
(b) Women outnumber men in college attendance.
(c) Women outnumber men in total jobs.
(d) Women outnumber men on unemployment lines.

3. In the book Backlash, attackers of the feminist movement are described as working to put women back in their "proper" place _________________ and __________.
(a) Relationally, traditionally.
(b) Physiologically, emotionally.
(c) Morally, ethnologically.
(d) Psychologically, physically.

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

5. Another blow to the feminist movement comes when the Supreme Court moves towards which of the following actions?
(a) Removing gender-based arguments from its hearings.
(b) Striking down the Equal Rights Amendment.
(c) Reconsidering abortion rights.
(d) Removing all gender-neutral policies from public laws.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In the late 1980s, circulation of traditional women's magazines is down sharply with Good Housekeeping the worst off and Working Woman the best off. To what does Faludi attribute the relative success of Working Woman?

4. 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?

5. According to Faludi in Chapter 1, all of the following attack feminists EXCEPT:

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