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. 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) Paupers, fools, and foreigners.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Families in other industrialized nations.

2. The author writes that the feminist movement is blamed for all the evil in ________ society.
(a) Historical.
(b) Futuristic.
(c) Contemporary.
(d) Every.

3. 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 adds a dour lawyer, Rebecca, who lacks both maternal and romantic "juices."
(c) It has the men raising one baby rather than twins.
(d) It makes all of the men happy to have a baby to take raise.

4. British directory/screenwriter James Dearden's screenplay makes the adulterous husband more sympathetic; however, according to Faludi, it was intended to be an exploration of what?
(a) A middle-aged man's fight for monogamy.
(b) An individual's responsibility for a stranger's suffering.
(c) The plight of a suburban housewife.
(d) The family unit and how it can be torn apart.

5. According to Faludi in Chapter 1, all of the following attack feminists EXCEPT:
(a) School teachers.
(b) Clergy.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Journalists.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part 1 of Backlash, "Myths and Flashbacks" which of the following myths is analyzed?

2. By questioning whether the "backlash" is a new phenomenon, some social observers admit that there has been:

3. 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?

4. Faludi notes that after Reagan becomes president, which of the following are among the political victims?

5. An analogy is made between heiress Patricia Hearst and many female characters of the 1980s. Which of the following expresses the comparison?

(see the answer key)

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