Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: Chapters 7-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. This fragrance initially "celebrates women's liberation" but eventually ran campaigns in which under-aged models were used.
(a) Mystique.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Charlie.
(d) Estee Lauder.

2. Which author publishes a 922-page compendium in which 4,500 women despair about not being treated as equals by mates?
(a) Shere Hite.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Patricia Craig.
(d) Dr. Srully Blotnick.

3. Which of the following two anti-feminist movies are made into television sitcoms?
(a) Fatal Attraction and Baby Boom.
(b) Baby Boom and Private Benjamin.
(c) Private Benjamin and Fatal Attraction.
(d) No answers are correct.

4. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.
(a) Newsweek.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Esquire.
(d) Fortune.

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) Congress abandons the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(b) The Supreme Court restricts women's reproductive rights in 1989.
(c) The Office of Domestic Violence is closed.
(d) A string of firebombings of abortion clinics in 1987.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which 1980s movie is credited for fueling a "monogamy trend" and "reinvigorating marriage"?

2. The backlash seeks to divide and conquer by pitting women against each other. Faludi describes all of the following battle lines EXCEPT:

3. Newsweek uses the metaphor that women are "______ ________ to be killed by a terrorist" than to _________.

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

5. Fatal and Fetal Visions deals with how the_________ serve the backlash.

(see the answer key)

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