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. All of the following are researchers on the Harvard-Yale marriage study EXCEPT:
(a) Neil Bennett.
(b) David Bloom.
(c) Patricia Craig.
(d) Jeanne Moorman.

2. Faludi asserts that equal attention is given to _______ family size in whites and ________ family size among blacks.
(a) Limiting, increasing.
(b) Limiting, limiting.
(c) Increasing, increasing.
(d) Increasing, limiting.

3. According to Faludi, the pay gap in 1986 is actually what?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) $.20 on the dollar.
(c) $.70 on the dollar.
(d) $.64 cents on the dollar.

4. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) They return the Senate to the Democrats.
(c) They elect a Democratic President.
(d) They select Geraldine Ferraro for Vice-President.

5. In 1989 which Ivy League university commissioned a survey that confirmed the findings of the Fortune magazine research on female MBA students "bailing out"?
(a) Columbia.
(b) Stanford.
(c) Yale.
(d) Harvard.

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. 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 _____________.

3. After the pop media launches its assault on single womanhood and increasing divorce numbers, what does Faludi quote as the percent drop in divorce rates?

4. According to Faludi, the 1980s are awash with books about women's special virtues of:

5. This author dismisses a young woman's objection about women's role in gathering supplies.

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