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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. How does Women's Wear Daily serve the feminist movement and the fashion industry?
(a) It convinces women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers create these clothing lines and women buy the attire.
(b) It tries unsuccessfully to convince women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work, male fashion designers create these clothing lines and women do not buy the attire.
(c) It tries unsuccessfully to convince women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers attempt to fight against the trend, but this is what women want to buy.
(d) It convinces women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers attempt to fight against the trend, but this is what women want to buy.

2. Which book blames women for depleting men of "vim and vigor"?
(a) Ripon Forum.
(b) The Closing of the American Mind.
(c) Wealth and Poverty.
(d) Feminism and Freedom.

3. In 1987, what does NBC identify as the possible "yuppie disease of the '80s"?
(a) The surge in infertility.
(b) HIV.
(c) Financial competition between husbands and wives.
(d) The high divorce rates.

4. Which 1980s movie is credited for fueling a "monogamy trend" and "reinvigorating marriage"?
(a) Fatal Attraction.
(b) Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York.
(c) Flashdance.
(d) 9 ½- weeks.

5. What are the findings of the 1987 survey conducted by Fortune magazine on the issue of "bailing out," the term used to describe female MBA students opting for less demanding careers to concentrate on marriage and family?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more men than women putting family over professional advancement.
(c) It finds no gender gap--both men and women are putting family over professional advancement.
(d) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more women than men putting family over professional advancement.

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. 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?

3. Another blow to the feminist movement comes when the Supreme Court moves towards which of the following actions?

4. After Reagan's accession to the presidency, Faludi writes that the two political parties do which of the following?

5. Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave are written by which of the following two authors?

(see the answer key)

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