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

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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. 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.

2. In 1988, at every level, writes Faludi, women candidates above the state legislature are at record low numbers and those who run generally lose. What does Faludi blame for this trend?
(a) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) The hard-nosed tactics used by the press against any woman candidate.
(d) The "public drubbing" of Geraldine Ferraro.

3. The author writes that the feminist movement is blamed for all the evil in ________ society.
(a) Contemporary.
(b) Historical.
(c) Every.
(d) Futuristic.

4. According to Faludi, how are female characters treated in morality tales?
(a) Good mothers are punished, and independent women win.
(b) Good mothers win, and independent women are punished.
(c) Women are not judged according to their lifestyle choices.
(d) Good mothers win, and single women are always envious of those in traditional roles.

5. The "Big Lie" joins ____________ to the "dime-store moralism of yesteryear."
(a) Scientific research.
(b) Legal maneuvering.
(c) Undercover journalism.
(d) Religious dogmatism.

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

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?

4. Beverly LaHaye founds Concerned Women for America (CWA); her husband Tim LaHaye is co-founder of which organization?

5. Who does Faludi cite as the most famous feminist to retract her views?

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