Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4: Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of these is not a goal of the New Right?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Censoring of birth control information.
(c) Revocation of the Equal Pay Act.
(d) A ban on all abortions.

2. Faludi writes that all of the following designers try to push femininity onto working women except:
(a) John Weitz.
(b) Christian Dior.
(c) Calvin Klein.
(d) Christian Lacroix.

3. In the book Backlash, attackers of the feminist movement are described as working to put women back in their "proper" place _________________ and __________.
(a) Morally, ethnologically.
(b) Relationally, traditionally.
(c) Physiologically, emotionally.
(d) Psychologically, physically.

4. During the 1980s all the following firsts are accomplished EXCEPT:
(a) Women outnumber men in college attendance.
(b) Women outnumber men on unemployment lines.
(c) Women outnumber men in total jobs.
(d) The U.S. Census stops defining head of household as the husband.

5. According to Toni Grant, self-assertion for women is abnormal and relinquishing control is naturally feminine. Therefore, when women attempt to control their own destiny they are in fact showing that they are _____________.
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Masochistic.
(c) Misogynistic.
(d) Self-destructive.

Short Answer Questions

1. Surveys show that an overwhelming majority of women feel there is still a need for all of the following EXCEPT:

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

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

4. Faludi asserts that under the Reagan administration which of the following are pressured to generate data that fit the war on women's independence?

5. _________ and ________, two demographers at the Census Bureau, re-run the Harvard-Yale study using 1980 data and find a major flaw in the study and its calculations.

(see the answer key)

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