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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4: Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Paul Weyrich is defined by Faludi as all the following EXCEPT:
(a) Viewing women's liberation as a dangerous lie.
(b) The "Father of the New Right."
(c) Considering feminism as a dead issue.
(d) Founder of the Heritage Foundation.

2. In the 1980 presidential election, the only clear differentiation from the Democrats comes when the Republicans do what according to Faludi?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Revoke the Equal Pay Act
(c) Put forth an anti-abortion platform.
(d) Oppose the ERA.

3. The major networks parade tearfully "penitent unwed" women through the media; Faludi highlights examples from all the following networks EXCEPT:
(a) FOX.
(b) CBS.
(c) ABC.
(d) NBC.

4. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?
(a) Faith Whittlesey.
(b) Beverly LaHaye.
(c) Phyllis Schlafly.
(d) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.

5. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?
(a) In dark theaters men work out deep-seated resentments and fears about women.
(b) They avoid movies in which women are not treated equally and support movies that show they are progressive and in support of the feminist movement.
(c) By watching tapes at home men develop bitter grudges and ongoing fears about women.
(d) When watching movies with female partners, men cow them into silence by shouting at the screen.

Short Answer Questions

1. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.

2. What is the theme of Chapter 8, "Beauty and the Backlash"?

3. 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?

4. _________ and ________, two demographers at the Census Bureau, re-run the Harvard-Yale study using 1980 data and find a major flaw in the study and its calculations.

5. By the 1980s the media begins to hail the arrival of a "________ generation."

(see the answer key)

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