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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Faludi in Chapter 1, all of the following attack feminists EXCEPT:
(a) Clergy.
(b) School teachers.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Journalists.

2. <i>Fatal and Fetal Visions</i> deals with how the_________ serve the backlash.
(a) Television.
(b) Magazines.
(c) Newspapers.
(d) Movies.

3. 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?
(a) A thirty percent first-year decline for women.
(b) A twenty five percent first-year rise for men.
(c) A three to five percent first-year rise for men.
(d) A twenty percent first-year decline for both men and women.

4. An analogy is made between heiress Patricia Hearst and many female characters of the 1980s. Which of the following expresses the comparison?
(a) Carrying a light load in a backpack to symbolize the ease with which committed women face motherhood.
(b) Being bound, blindfolded, and lacking identity to symbolize having to flee the office for marriage and motherhood.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Having two heavy weights in each hand to symbolize the choice between marriage and single womanhood.

5. What is the theme of Chapter 8, "Beauty and the Backlash"?
(a) How the cosmetics industry and plastic surgery complete the "cultural undertow" of the 1980s backlash.
(b) The strategies used by cosmetic companies to convince women they must wear makeup to appeal to men and look professional in the workplace.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) The way in which cosmetics and diet fads are used to subjugate women.

6. <i>Backlash</i> is written in which decade?
(a) 1970s.
(b) 1950s.
(c) 1960s.
(d) 1980s.

7. _________ 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) David Bloom, Jeanne Moorman.
(b) Jeanne Moorman, Robert Fay.
(c) Neil Bennett, David Bloom.
(d) Patricia Craig, Neil Bennett.

8. In the late 1980s, circulation of traditional women's magazines is down sharply with <i>Good Housekeeping</i> the worst off and <i>Working Woman</i> the best off. To what does Faludi attribute the relative success of <i>Working Woman</i>?
(a) The magazine is concentrating on career women's needs.
(b) Executives at <i>Working Woman</i> focus on traditional female roles, which is what readers want.
(c) Surveys show that <i>Working Woman</i> has many more loyal readers.
(d) <i>Working Woman</i> has a better system of distribution.

9. 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) Mary Anne Devanna.
(c) Felice Schwartz.
(d) No answers are correct.

10. The term "strong-armed into motherhood" is used by Faludi to describe which of the following movies?
(a) <i>Broadcast News</i>.
(b) <i>Baby Boom</i>.
(c) <i>Fatal Attraction</i>.
(d) <i>Crossing Delancey</i>.

11. Retin-A is approved by the FDA to treat _____________ and is eventually marketed to treat ________.
(a) Acne, wrinkles.
(b) Wrinkles, acne.
(c) Acne, acne.
(d) Wrinkles, wrinkles.

12. Select the book that claims that children are worse off when parents divorce.
(a) <i>After Divorce</i>.
(b) <i>Parents Choices</i>.
(c) <i>The Little Ones</i>.
(d) <i>Second Chance</i>.

13. What is the complete title of the book, <i>Backlash</i>?
(a) <i>Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women</i>.
(b) <i>Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Families</i>.
(c) <i>Backlash: The Declared War Against American Women.</i>
(d) <i>Backlash: The Declared War Against American Families</i>.

14. Cries of a "birth dearth" proudly seeks to scare educated white women into keeping up with which of the following groups according to Faludi?
(a) Their married, child-bearing peers.
(b) Paupers, fools, and foreigners.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Families in other industrialized nations.

15. Which of the following terms was coined as a part of the backlash?
(a) Mommy syndrome.
(b) Biological clock.
(c) Feminism movement.
(d) Husband shortage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Faludi asserts that equal attention is given to _______ family size in whites and ________ family size among blacks.

2. After Reagan's accession to the presidency, Faludi writes that the two political parties do which of the following?

3. Which of the following two anti-feminist movies are made into television sitcoms?

4. Sociologist Lenore Weitzman suggests that the issue of divorce should be handled by doing all of the following EXCEPT:

5. Faludi notes that rarely do the backlash's "force and furor" become as public as when which of the following occurs?

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