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, is the 1980s backlash successful in its goals concerning women and the workforce?
(a) No, the backlash is completely unsuccessful and women are entering the workforce simply to show man that they control their own destinies.
(b) Yes, the backlash is greatly reduced the number of women entering the workforce versus women who entered in the 60s and 70s.
(c) No, the backlash fails to prevent women from entering the workforce.
(d) No answers are correct.

2. The antiabortion message is championed by which of the following teams?
(a) New York Rangers.
(b) The New York Giants.
(c) The New York Knicks.
(d) New York Yankees.

3. Which of the following two anti-feminist movies are made into television sitcoms?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Baby Boom and Private Benjamin.
(c) Fatal Attraction and Baby Boom.
(d) Private Benjamin and Fatal Attraction.

4. Unmarried, childless after forty, hooked on work, a 1970s feminist and the third generation in her family to have a low view of "traditional femininity." This is Faludi's description of which market research trend executive?
(a) Faith Popcorn.
(b) Felice Schwartz.
(c) Mary Anne Devanna.
(d) No answers are correct.

5. Which 1980s movie is credited for fueling a "monogamy trend" and "reinvigorating marriage"?
(a) Fatal Attraction.
(b) Flashdance.
(c) 9 ½- weeks.
(d) Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?

2. According to Faludi what is the greatest fear of suffrage opponents in the 1910s?

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

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

5. Faludi presents Ms. Magazine as a media outlet that has abandoned its flagship status as a supporter of the feminist movement. She writes that the magazine returns to its roots only after what happens?

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