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. Faludi asserts that under the Reagan administration which of the following are pressured to generate data that fit the war on women's independence?
(a) Media organizations receiving federal grants.
(b) University researchers.
(c) U.S. Department of Education statisticians.
(d) U.S. Census Bureau demographers.

2. In coining the term "cocooning," Faith Popcorn was seeking to do what according to Faludi?
(a) Support the backlash's efforts to highlight slight changes in women returning to traditional roles.
(b) Highlight the fact that neither men nor women are placing family time over career advancement.
(c) Show men as being more focused on sacrificing career advancement for family time.
(d) Identify a gender-neutral trend of parents leaving the office for being at home.

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?
(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.

4. A book claims that during the first year after divorce, a woman's standard of living declines by seventy-three percent while a man's increases by forty-seven percent. This claim is challenged by economists Saul Hoffman and Greg Duncan who have found which of the following statistics over twenty years?
(a) A twenty five percent first-year rise for men.
(b) A thirty percent first-year decline for women.
(c) A three to five percent first-year rise for men.
(d) A twenty percent first-year decline for both men and women.

5. Faludi presents Ms. Magazine as a media outlet that has abandoned its flagship status as a supporter of the feminist movement. She writes that the magazine returns to its roots only after what happens?
(a) A string of firebombings of abortion clinics in 1987.
(b) The Supreme Court restricts women's reproductive rights in 1989.
(c) Congress abandons the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(d) The Office of Domestic Violence is closed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?

2. 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?

3. The "Big Lie" joins ____________ to the "dime-store moralism of yesteryear."

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, thirty years of data show that men suffer __________ __________ than do women.

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