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. Faludi makes the point that most women who go mad in 1970s films are repressed and neglected housewives. According to the author, these women do all of the following except what?
(a) Go to other women for advice.
(b) Hear that they should take action and speak up.
(c) Hear that they should enjoy themselves.
(d) Turn to male doctors.

2. Which researcher finds no statistically significant difference in how the sexes reason morally in nineteen Kohlberg studies?
(a) Susan Brownmiller.
(b) Lawrence Walker.
(c) Zella Luria.
(d) Carol Gilligan.

3. Grant concludes that women's liberation is a set of "big lies" that lead to all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Financial ruin.
(b) Promiscuity.
(c) Stress.
(d) Exhaustion.

4. 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?
(a) Unmarried women believing their lives are "as easy" as married friends.
(b) Better paid women are more likely to marry.
(c) Women cohabitating at rates twice those of 1970.
(d) Census figures showing 1.9 million more never-married men than women.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?

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

3. When making an indictment of 1980s films featuring female jobs, Faludi states that these movies do all of the following except:

4. All of the following are listed for reasons for newspapers cutting available jobs except:

5. Advertisers tell women career success is harming their complexions and causing all of the following except:

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