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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Epilogue.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Faludi in Chapter 1, all of the following attack feminists EXCEPT:
(a) Journalists.
(b) School teachers.
(c) Clergy.
(d) Politicians.

2. 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?
(a) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.
(b) The hard-nosed tactics used by the press against any woman candidate.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) The "public drubbing" of Geraldine Ferraro.

3. In 1980 sex discrimination and other kinds of complaints filed before which agency climbs twenty-five to forty percent?
(a) The EEOC.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) NOW.
(d) The ERA.

4. In the epilogue, Faludi states that Riggs and other women know which of the following?
(a) They have made no inroads with men.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) There is nowhere to go but forward.
(d) It will be a difficult fight from the bottom.

5. According to Faludi, Randall Terry is a leading figure in the antiabortion movement and his emotional baggage dates from which of the following?
(a) Being raised by three feminist aunts who each had personal stakes in legal abortions.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Been rejected by his father who was married and wanted his mother to have an abortion.
(d) Being the product of a failed abortion attempt by his mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's six-stage ladder?

2. Faludi asserts that the 1980s and early 90s legal attacks against pregnant mothers could not be motivated by a desire to protect fetuses because at the same time which of the following policies was in place?

3. Which of the following women is cited in the book as being consistently shut out of the Emmys, disapproved of in public by George Bush, and having a nationwide club formed just to hate and revile her?

4. Faludi claims that the requirement of parental consent results in which of the following statistics?

5. In 1984, who is the highest-placed woman in the New Right?

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