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

2. Which organization's findings do not support the idea of a "baby boomlet" among career women?
(a) Census Bureau data.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Annual surveys by professional organizations.
(d) Time magazine research.

3. The term "strong-armed into motherhood" is used by Faludi to describe which of the following movies?
(a) Broadcast News.
(b) Crossing Delancey.
(c) Fatal Attraction.
(d) Baby Boom.

4. In Angels 88 screenwriter Brad Markowitz has been ordered to do all of the following except:
(a) Make the detectives dropouts from the police academy.
(b) Demote the police academy-trained detectives.
(c) Make the detectives incompetent unemployed actresses.
(d) Add more bikinis.

5. According to Backlash, the press uses the Harvard-Yale study to scare women into marrying "just to beat the 'odds'." At the same time, they overlook which of the following types of data?
(a) Women cohabitating at rates twice those of 1970.
(b) Unmarried women believing their lives are "as easy" as married friends.
(c) Better paid women are more likely to marry.
(d) Census figures showing 1.9 million more never-married men than women.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After Reagan's accession to the presidency, Faludi writes that the two political parties do which of the following?

3. What is the complete title of the book, Backlash?

4. Faludi asserts that under the Reagan administration which of the following are pressured to generate data that fit the war on women's independence?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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