Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 1
1. What is the purpose of the book Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women?
2. On the issue of women's liberation and equality, compare the perspective of politicians, journalists, and business leaders versus those of women.
3. According to survey responses, women believe they need equal pay, the right to abortions, and decent childcare. Discuss how reforms in those areas would impact women's lives.
4. After Reagan is elected president, many changes occur in the political arena that affect the feminist movement. Discuss three of these changes and how...
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