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. Medical journals define codependency as individuals doing which of the following?
(a) Being unable to live without each other.
(b) Ending unfulfilling relationships.
(c) Choosing to live with more than one adult partner.
(d) Selecting dysfunctional life partners.

2. Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave are written by which of the following two authors?
(a) Kinder Connell and Melvin Cowan.
(b) Melvin Cowan and Connell Kinder.
(c) Kinder Melvin and Cowan Connell.
(d) Melvin Kinder and Connell Cowan.

3. What are the findings of the 1987 survey conducted by Fortune magazine on the issue of "bailing out," the term used to describe female MBA students opting for less demanding careers to concentrate on marriage and family?
(a) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more men than women putting family over professional advancement.
(b) It finds no gender gap--both men and women are putting family over professional advancement.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) It finds a tiny gender gap--with more women than men putting family over professional advancement.

4. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.
(a) Esquire.
(b) Newsweek.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Fortune.

5. Backlash is written in which decade?
(a) 1980s.
(b) 1960s.
(c) 1950s.
(d) 1970s.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1988, at every level, writes Faludi, women candidates above the state legislature are at record low numbers and those who run generally lose. What does Faludi blame for this trend?

2. Both Susan and Stephen Price claim to be ___________ in a ___________ age.

3. According to Backlash, the press uses the Harvard-Yale study to scare women into marrying "just to beat the 'odds'." At the same time, they overlook which of the following types of data?

4. All of the following are researchers on the Harvard-Yale marriage study EXCEPT:

5. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.

(see the answer key)

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