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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Backlash, the press uses the Harvard-Yale study to scare women into marrying "just to beat the 'odds'." At the same time, they overlook which of the following types of data?
(a) Better paid women are more likely to marry.
(b) Women cohabitating at rates twice those of 1970.
(c) Census figures showing 1.9 million more never-married men than women.
(d) Unmarried women believing their lives are "as easy" as married friends.

2. In Part 1 of Backlash, "Myths and Flashbacks" which of the following myths is analyzed?
(a) Fertility Booms.
(b) Feminist Satisfactions.
(c) Man Shortages.
(d) Family Upheavals.

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

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

5. How does Women's Wear Daily serve the feminist movement and the fashion industry?
(a) It tries unsuccessfully to convince women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work, male fashion designers create these clothing lines and women do not buy the attire.
(b) It tries unsuccessfully to convince women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers attempt to fight against the trend, but this is what women want to buy.
(c) It convinces women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers attempt to fight against the trend, but this is what women want to buy.
(d) It convinces women to buy into overly feminine and exploitive clothing to work; male fashion designers create these clothing lines and women buy the attire.

6. Which author publishes a 922-page compendium in which 4,500 women despair about not being treated as equals by mates?
(a) Dr. Srully Blotnick.
(b) Shere Hite.
(c) Patricia Craig.
(d) No answers are correct.

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

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

9. The "Big Lie" joins ____________ to the "dime-store moralism of yesteryear."
(a) Legal maneuvering.
(b) Scientific research.
(c) Religious dogmatism.
(d) Undercover journalism.

10. According to Backlash, attacking the feminist movement is accomplished by systematically using which of the following?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Popular culture.
(c) Research on children's opinions.
(d) Grassroots movements of husbands and fathers.

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

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

13. In 1987, what does NBC identify as the possible "yuppie disease of the '80s"?
(a) Financial competition between husbands and wives.
(b) The surge in infertility.
(c) The high divorce rates.
(d) HIV.

14. The author writes that the feminist movement is blamed for all the evil in ________ society.
(a) Every.
(b) Contemporary.
(c) Futuristic.
(d) Historical.

15. Which of the following women bets a male reporter that she will marry by forty?
(a) Elia Kazan.
(b) Diane Doe.
(c) Cecelia Gouge.
(d) Patsy Howell.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Faludi, cosmetic companies try to increase sales by ___________ their products.

2. Which of the following women is cited in the book as being consistently shut out of the Emmys, disapproved of in public by George Bush, and having a nationwide club formed just to hate and revile her?

3. In coining the term "cocooning," Faith Popcorn was seeking to do what according to Faludi?

4. As the health care industry continues to convince women they need medical attention, the market increases for which of these services?

5. Advertisers tell women career success is harming their complexions and causing all of the following except:

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