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. Faludi notes that after Reagan becomes president, which of the following are among the political victims?
(a) Newspapers.
(b) The Equal Rights Amendment.
(c) The Office of Domestic Violence.
(d) The Vice President.

2. What outlet first declares that women's chances of conceiving drops not after age forty but after thirty?
(a) The New England Journal of Medicine.
(b) U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
(c) U.S. Census Bureau.
(d) French researchers Schwartz and Mayaux.

3. By the 1980s the media begins to hail the arrival of a "________ generation."
(a) Anti-feminist.
(b) Anti-gender.
(c) Post-gender.
(d) Post-feminist.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Guess Jeans' advertising campaign is based variously on all the following except:

2. Women send positive letters after the heroine walks away from the altar in which movie?

3. Unmarried, childless after forty, hooked on work, a 1970s feminist and the third generation in her family to have a low view of "traditional femininity." This is Faludi's description of which market research trend executive?

4. Television assaults the women's movement less than Hollywood movies; Faludi states that this is because of what factor?

5. Faludi writes that all of the following designers try to push femininity onto working women except:

(see the answer key)

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