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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. Cries of a "birth dearth" proudly seeks to scare educated white women into keeping up with which of the following groups according to Faludi?
(a) Paupers, fools, and foreigners.
(b) Families in other industrialized nations.
(c) Their married, child-bearing peers.
(d) No answers are correct.

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

3. Surveys show that an overwhelming majority of women feel there is still a need for all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) The right to abortions.
(b) Child-rearing courses.
(c) An Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(d) Decent childcare.

4. In the late 1980s, circulation of traditional women's magazines is down sharply with Good Housekeeping the worst off and Working Woman the best off. To what does Faludi attribute the relative success of Working Woman?
(a) Working Woman has a better system of distribution.
(b) The magazine is concentrating on career women's needs.
(c) Executives at Working Woman focus on traditional female roles, which is what readers want.
(d) Surveys show that Working Woman has many more loyal readers.

5. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?
(a) How a variety of "experts" both frighten and confuse people about feminism in the 1980s.
(b) How laypeople are used by the backlash to discredit feminism in the 1980s.
(c) How large non-profit organizations fund backlash efforts in the 1980.
(d) No answers are correct.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the Faludi describe the media's treatment of protests against the Miss America pageant and burning bras?

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

3. What outlet first declares that women's chances of conceiving drops not after age forty but after thirty?

4. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.

5. Which of the following two anti-feminist movies are made into television sitcoms?

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