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. Guess Jeans' advertising campaign is based variously on all the following except:
(a) Fatal Attraction.
(b) Elia Kazan's Baby Doll.
(c) Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
(d) Thirty-Something.

2. Which backlash proponent calls himself "America's Number-One Anti-feminist"?
(a) George Gilder.
(b) Warren Farrell.
(c) Allan Bloom.
(d) Michael Levin

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

4. What is the theme of Chapter 8, "Beauty and the Backlash"?
(a) The way in which cosmetics and diet fads are used to subjugate women.
(b) The strategies used by cosmetic companies to convince women they must wear makeup to appeal to men and look professional in the workplace.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) How the cosmetics industry and plastic surgery complete the "cultural undertow" of the 1980s backlash.

5. What outlet first declares that women's chances of conceiving drops not after age forty but after thirty?
(a) U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
(b) The New England Journal of Medicine.
(c) U.S. Census Bureau.
(d) French researchers Schwartz and Mayaux.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which female executive is quoted as saying she hopes companies can treat "career-and-family women" more leniently than "career-primary" women?

2. In the summer following the 1988 election, which women's organization held a conference at which a motion passes to discuss a third political party?

3. Women send positive letters after the heroine walks away from the altar in which movie?

4. In 1988, Robert Filoso defines the "New Generation" of female beauty with mannequins that are:

5. British directory/screenwriter James Dearden's screenplay makes the adulterous husband more sympathetic; however, according to Faludi, it was intended to be an exploration of what?

(see the answer key)

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