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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 two anti-feminist movies are made into television sitcoms?
(a) Private Benjamin and Fatal Attraction.
(b) Fatal Attraction and Baby Boom.
(c) Baby Boom and Private Benjamin.
(d) No answers are correct.

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

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

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) Good mothers win, and single women are always envious of those in traditional roles.
(d) Women are not judged according to their lifestyle choices.

5. Women send positive letters after the heroine walks away from the altar in which movie?
(a) Private Benjamin.
(b) Fatal Attraction.
(c) Flashdance.
(d) The Graduate.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the book Backlash, attackers of the feminist movement are described as working to put women back in their "proper" place _________________ and __________.

2. In the American version of the French film Three Men and a Baby, what significant change is made to the story line?

3. In Part 1 of Backlash, "Myths and Flashbacks" which of the following myths is analyzed?

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

5. When making an indictment of 1980s films featuring female jobs, Faludi states that these movies do all of the following except:

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