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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. In the books, Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave women are told that their problems stem from which of the following choices?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Delaying career entry.
(c) Delaying marriage.
(d) Delaying childbearing.

2. An analogy is made between heiress Patricia Hearst and many female characters of the 1980s. Which of the following expresses the comparison?
(a) Carrying a light load in a backpack to symbolize the ease with which committed women face motherhood.
(b) Having two heavy weights in each hand to symbolize the choice between marriage and single womanhood.
(c) Being bound, blindfolded, and lacking identity to symbolize having to flee the office for marriage and motherhood.
(d) No answers are correct.

3. Who does Faludi cite as the most famous feminist to retract her views?
(a) Susan Brownmiller.
(b) Carol Gilligan.
(c) Camille Paglia.
(d) Betty Friedan.

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

5. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?
(a) They return the Senate to the Democrats.
(b) They select Geraldine Ferraro for Vice-President.
(c) They elect a Democratic President.
(d) No answers are correct.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant concludes that women's liberation is a set of "big lies" that lead to all of the following EXCEPT:

2. In Part 1 of <i>Backlash</i>, "Myths and Flashbacks" which of the following myths is analyzed?

3. According to <i>Backlash</i>, career women are warned that their choice to delay pregnancy and childbirth are resulting in which of the following?

4. Which book provides the "devastating" statistics that there is a seventy-three percent decline in a woman's standard of living during the first year after divorce versus a man's forty-seven percent increase?

5. How does <>Women's Wear Daily<i> serve the feminist movement and the fashion industry?

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