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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. Newsweek uses the metaphor that women are "______ ________ to be killed by a terrorist" than to _________.
(a) Less likely, marry.
(b) Less likely, divorce.
(c) More likely, marry.
(d) More likely, divorce.

2. Faludi asserts that equal attention is given to _______ family size in whites and ________ family size among blacks.
(a) Limiting, increasing.
(b) Increasing, increasing.
(c) Increasing, limiting.
(d) Limiting, limiting.

3. In the summer following the 1988 election, which women's organization held a conference at which a motion passes to discuss a third political party?
(a) Women's Agenda Conference.
(b) National Organization for Women.
(c) Concerned Women for America.
(d) Eagle Forum.

4. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?
(a) When watching movies with female partners, men cow them into silence by shouting at the screen.
(b) In dark theaters men work out deep-seated resentments and fears about women.
(c) 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.
(d) By watching tapes at home men develop bitter grudges and ongoing fears about women.

5. The term "strong-armed into motherhood" is used by Faludi to describe which of the following movies?
(a) Fatal Attraction.
(b) Crossing Delancey.
(c) Broadcast News.
(d) Baby Boom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What percentage of younger women feel more akin to NOW than to either political party?

2. What three relationship trends increased in the 1950s?

3. Which author uses fairy tales to generalize about men and women without offending anyone?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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