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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Newsweek uses the metaphor that women are "______ ________ to be killed by a terrorist" than to _________.
(a) Less likely, marry.
(b) More likely, marry.
(c) Less likely, divorce.
(d) More likely, divorce.

2. Faludi writes that all of the following designers try to push femininity onto working women except:
(a) Christian Lacroix.
(b) Christian Dior.
(c) Calvin Klein.
(d) John Weitz.

3. How does the Faludi describe the media's treatment of protests against the Miss America pageant and burning bras?
(a) Faludi states that the media gives greater coverage to the feminist struggle than they give to protests against the Miss America pageant and burning bras.
(b) Faludi states that the media gives little coverage to both issues.
(c) Faludi states that the media gives greater coverage to both issues than they give to the feminist struggle.
(d) Faludi states that the media gives equal coverage to the feminist struggle, protests against the Miss America pageant, and burning bras.

4. According to Faludi, thirty years of data show that men suffer __________ __________ than do women.
(a) Less psychologically.
(b) More physically.
(c) More psychologically.
(d) Less physically.

5. British directory/screenwriter James Dearden's screenplay makes the adulterous husband more sympathetic; however, according to Faludi, it was intended to be an exploration of what?
(a) The family unit and how it can be torn apart.
(b) An individual's responsibility for a stranger's suffering.
(c) The plight of a suburban housewife.
(d) A middle-aged man's fight for monogamy.

6. Faludi states that which of the following is less harmful to women than other forms of plastic surgery?
(a) Liposuction.
(b) Tummy tucks.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Breast implants.

7. Why do politicians, journalists, and business leaders claim that women need no more help advancing?
(a) They are in the infancy of their independence.
(b) They have returned to traditional roles.
(c) They have surpassed men in their accomplishments.
(d) They have come of age.

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

9. According to Faludi, cosmetic companies try to increase sales by ___________ their products.
(a) Cleaning up.
(b) Augmenting.
(c) Medicalizing.
(d) Reducing.

10. What outlet first declares that women's chances of conceiving drops not after age forty but after thirty?
(a) U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
(b) U.S. Census Bureau.
(c) The New England Journal of Medicine.
(d) French researchers Schwartz and Mayaux.

11. Whose design house loses $9.3 million in 1989?
(a) Calvin Klein.
(b) Christian Lacroix.
(c) Christian Dior.
(d) John Weitz.

12. Faludi notes that rarely do the backlash's "force and furor" become as public as when which of the following occurs?
(a) When women's clinics are awarded additional funding.
(b) When women's clinics are firebombed.
(c) When prominent politicians deliver speeches against feminism.
(d) When women's clinics are shut down due to systematic lobbying efforts.

13. According to Backlash, career women are warned that their choice to delay pregnancy and childbirth are resulting in which of the following?
(a) Higher miscarriage rates.
(b) Greater abortion rates.
(c) Endometriosis.
(d) Higher incidents of birth defects.

14. _________ and ________, two demographers at the Census Bureau, re-run the Harvard-Yale study using 1980 data and find a major flaw in the study and its calculations.
(a) Patricia Craig, Neil Bennett.
(b) Jeanne Moorman, Robert Fay.
(c) David Bloom, Jeanne Moorman.
(d) Neil Bennett, David Bloom.

15. As the health care industry continues to convince women they need medical attention, the market increases for which of these services?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Chemotherapy.
(c) Diet clinics.
(d) Colon cleansing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Television assaults the women's movement less than Hollywood movies; Faludi states that this is because of what factor?

2. A book claims that during the first year after divorce, a woman's standard of living declines by seventy-three percent while a man's increases by forty-seven percent. This claim is challenged by economists Saul Hoffman and Greg Duncan who have found which of the following statistics over twenty years?

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

4. By questioning whether the "backlash" is a new phenomenon, some social observers admit that there has been:

5. Which book provides the "devastating" statistics that there is a seventy-three percent decline in a woman's standard of living during the first year after divorce versus a man's forty-seven percent increase?

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