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. When making an indictment of 1980s films featuring female jobs, Faludi states that these movies do all of the following except:
(a) Showing why women are better off staying home.
(b) Fail to indict a demoralizing marketplace.
(c) Show women as recognizing the sacrifices of being working women, but highly satisfied with their choices.
(d) Show female jobs as tedious and supportive of male enterprises.

2. The chapter "Teen Angels and Unwed Witches" turns to which of the following media?
(a) Newspaper.
(b) Movies.
(c) Television.
(d) Magazines.

3. 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) Highlight the fact that neither men nor women are placing family time over career advancement.
(c) Support the backlash's efforts to highlight slight changes in women returning to traditional roles.
(d) Show men as being more focused on sacrificing career advancement for family time.

4. In 1989 which Ivy League university commissioned a survey that confirmed the findings of the Fortune magazine research on female MBA students "bailing out"?
(a) Columbia.
(b) Yale.
(c) Stanford.
(d) Harvard.

5. According to Faludi, men's opposition to women's rights and the feminist movement is a source of:
(a) Passivity.
(b) Resentment and stress.
(c) Justification for the struggle.
(d) Motivation.

Short Answer Questions

1. In her timeline of women's cosmetic trends, Faludi states that the bright, healthy, athletic look is popular in which era?

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

3. In 1987, what does NBC identify as the possible "yuppie disease of the '80s"?

4. Sociologist Lenore Weitzman suggests that the issue of divorce should be handled by doing all of the following EXCEPT:

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

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