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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the American version of the French film Three Men and a Baby, what significant change is made to the story line?
(a) It includes the remorseful mother returning to take care of the baby and marry one of the fathers.
(b) It has the men raising one baby rather than twins.
(c) It makes all of the men happy to have a baby to take raise.
(d) It adds a dour lawyer, Rebecca, who lacks both maternal and romantic "juices."

2. When making an indictment of 1980s films featuring female jobs, Faludi states that these movies do all of the following except:
(a) Show women as recognizing the sacrifices of being working women, but highly satisfied with their choices.
(b) Fail to indict a demoralizing marketplace.
(c) Show female jobs as tedious and supportive of male enterprises.
(d) Showing why women are better off staying home.

3. Advertisers tell women career success is harming their complexions and causing all of the following except:
(a) Dry skin.
(b) Hair loss.
(c) Weight gain.
(d) Dandruff.

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

5. In coining the term "cocooning," Faith Popcorn was seeking to do what according to Faludi?
(a) Identify a gender-neutral trend of parents leaving the office for being at home.
(b) Show men as being more focused on sacrificing career advancement for family time.
(c) Support the backlash's efforts to highlight slight changes in women returning to traditional roles.
(d) Highlight the fact that neither men nor women are placing family time over career advancement.

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

7. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Fortune.
(c) Newsweek.
(d) Esquire.

8. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?
(a) In dark theaters men work out deep-seated resentments and fears about women.
(b) When watching movies with female partners, men cow them into silence by shouting at the screen.
(c) By watching tapes at home men develop bitter grudges and ongoing fears about women.
(d) They avoid movies in which women are not treated equally and support movies that show they are progressive and in support of the feminist movement.

9. 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?
(a) The Force of Divorce.
(b) When Divorce Happens.
(c) The Divorce Revolution.
(d) The Divorce Generation.

10. Faludi states that in 1986, NBC and Cosmopolitan warn women of three side effects of divorce including:
(a) Childlessness, bitterness, and financial ruin.
(b) An empty bank account, bitterness, and loneliness.
(c) Depression, loneliness, and an empty bank account.
(d) Loneliness, depression, and childlessness.

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

12. When women boo Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York, Faludi sees this as an indication that women want to embrace single womanhood. She says this because of which of the following?
(a) They disagree with the choices of spouses and feel that the writers mismatched the female leads and the men that they marry.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) They prefer the ending in the novel in which the author does not feel the need to marry off the single women. They do not like the wedding scenes and prefer more romantic settings.
(d) They disagree with the ending in the novel in which the author does not feel the need to marry off the single women.

13. Yankelovich Monitor surveys find that "masculinity" is often defined as a man being a "good provider." This has negative implications for which of the following aspects of the feminist movement?
(a) Women's desires to control their own fertility.
(b) Women's increasing presence in the political arena.
(c) Women's drive for economic equality.
(d) Women's choices of fashion and clothing.

14. According to Faludi, men's opposition to women's rights and the feminist movement is a source of:
(a) Justification for the struggle.
(b) Motivation.
(c) Resentment and stress.
(d) Passivity.

15. Faludi asserts that a major objective of the attack on feminism is the desire to:
(a) Break women's political will.
(b) Encourage women to band together.
(c) Destroy the family bond.
(d) Return to capitalist traditions.

Short Answer Questions

1. This fragrance initially "celebrates women's liberation" but eventually ran campaigns in which under-aged models were used.

2. According to Faludi, how are female characters treated in morality tales?

3. Faludi asserts that the decade's only real infertility epidemic is among young _____ women and is caused largely by the failure to treat ______ early on.

4. Surveys show that an overwhelming majority of women feel there is still a need for all of the following EXCEPT:

5. Which of the following terms was coined as a part of the backlash?

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