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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Fatal and Fetal Visions deals with how the_________ serve the backlash.
(a) Television.
(b) Magazines.
(c) Newspapers.
(d) Movies.

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

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

4. After Reagan's accession to the presidency, Faludi writes that the two political parties do which of the following?
(a) Both stop talking about women's rights.
(b) Begin expressing diverging views about women's rights.
(c) Each present separate platforms for advancing women's rights.
(d) Both oppose the women's rights movement with equal vigor.

5. 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) Harvard.
(c) Stanford.
(d) Yale.

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

7. 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) The Supreme Court restricts women's reproductive rights in 1989.
(b) Congress abandons the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(c) The Office of Domestic Violence is closed.
(d) A string of firebombings of abortion clinics in 1987.

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

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

10. What three relationship trends increased in the 1950s?
(a) Happy single womanhood, women marrying to conform to societal expectations, and women fleeing unhappy marriages.
(b) Unhappy single womanhood, women marrying to conform to societal expectations, and women fleeing unhappy marriages.
(c) Happy single womanhood, women marrying to conform to societal expectations, and women forcing husbands into counseling to save unhappy marriages.
(d) Happy single womanhood, women marrying on their own terms, and women fleeing unhappy marriages.

11. Victoria Secret was intended to be the:
(a) Retail store to provide real intimate attire for real women.
(b) Store where women could buy lingerie without the interruptions of men.
(c) Disneyland version of a 19th-century lady's dressing room.
(d) Type of store where couples could purchase intimate attire for dress-up fantasies.

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

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) Endometriosis.
(c) Higher incidents of birth defects.
(d) Greater abortion rates.

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

15. Guess Jeans' advertising campaign is based variously on all the following except:
(a) Elia Kazan's Baby Doll.
(b) Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
(c) Thirty-Something.
(d) Fatal Attraction.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Faludi notes that after Reagan becomes president, which of the following are among the political victims?

3. In the book Backlash, attackers of the feminist movement are described as working to put women back in their "proper" place _________________ and __________.

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

5. Select the magazine that Faludi praises for using federal statistics to accurately portray the career choices of women.

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