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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In 1989 which Ivy League university commissioned a survey that confirmed the findings of the Fortune magazine research on female MBA students "bailing out"?
(a) Columbia.
(b) Stanford.
(c) Yale.
(d) Harvard.

5. Which of the following magazines uses the Harvard-Yale study to sell minis?
(a) Newsweek.
(b) Mademoiselle.
(c) Women's Day.
(d) Women's Wear Daily.

6. 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) The Divorce Generation.
(c) When Divorce Happens.
(d) The Divorce Revolution.

7. Faludi makes the point that most women who go mad in 1970s films are repressed and neglected housewives. According to the author, these women do all of the following except what?
(a) Hear that they should take action and speak up.
(b) Turn to male doctors.
(c) Hear that they should enjoy themselves.
(d) Go to other women for advice.

8. After the pop media launches its assault on single womanhood and increasing divorce numbers, what does Faludi quote as the percent drop in divorce rates?
(a) 20 percent.
(b) 2.2 percent.
(c) 0.2 percent.
(d) 2.0 percent.

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

10. Faludi presents Ms. Magazine as a media outlet that has abandoned its flagship status as a supporter of the feminist movement. She writes that the magazine returns to its roots only after what happens?
(a) Congress abandons the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(b) A string of firebombings of abortion clinics in 1987.
(c) The Supreme Court restricts women's reproductive rights in 1989.
(d) The Office of Domestic Violence is closed.

11. Faludi suggests that movies are used by men to deal with their emotions concerning women. How does she suggest this is done?
(a) By watching tapes at home men develop bitter grudges and ongoing fears about women.
(b) When watching movies with female partners, men cow them into silence by shouting at the screen.
(c) 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.
(d) In dark theaters men work out deep-seated resentments and fears about women.

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

13. Who is nicknamed "The Breast Man of San Francisco"?
(a) Dr. Robert Harvey.
(b) Dr. John Voorhees.
(c) Dr. Jack Statz.
(d) Dr. Hugo Ramirez.

14. In the book Backlash, attackers of the feminist movement are described as working to put women back in their "proper" place _________________ and __________.
(a) Psychologically, physically.
(b) Relationally, traditionally.
(c) Morally, ethnologically.
(d) Physiologically, emotionally.

15. 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) Unmarried women believing their lives are "as easy" as married friends.
(b) Women cohabitating at rates twice those of 1970.
(c) Better paid women are more likely to marry.
(d) Census figures showing 1.9 million more never-married men than women.

Short Answer Questions

1. The major networks parade tearfully "penitent unwed" women through the media; Faludi highlights examples from all the following networks EXCEPT:

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

3. Cries of a "birth dearth" proudly seeks to scare educated white women into keeping up with which of the following groups according to Faludi?

4. Which of the following women bets a male reporter that she will marry by forty?

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

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