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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Surveys show that an overwhelming majority of women feel there is still a need for all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) The right to abortions.
(b) An Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
(c) Child-rearing courses.
(d) Decent childcare.

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

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

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

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

8. How does Women's Wear Daily serve the feminist movement and the fashion industry?
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.

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

10. In 1988, Robert Filoso defines the "New Generation" of female beauty with mannequins that are:
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Flawless, shorter, bustier, and wasp-waisted.
(c) Flawless, slender, and shorter.
(d) Taller, more slender, and poutier.

11. Faludi asserts that equal attention is given to _______ family size in whites and ________ family size among blacks.
(a) Increasing, increasing.
(b) Limiting, increasing.
(c) Limiting, limiting.
(d) Increasing, limiting.

12. By the 1980s the media begins to hail the arrival of a "________ generation."
(a) Anti-gender.
(b) Post-feminist.
(c) Anti-feminist.
(d) Post-gender.

13. Part 2 of the book The Backlash in Popular Culture looks at trends in all the following media EXCEPT:
(a) Magazines.
(b) Print.
(c) Television.
(d) Internet.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which organization's findings do not support the idea of a "baby boomlet" among career women?

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

3. British directory/screenwriter James Dearden's screenplay makes the adulterous husband more sympathetic; however, according to Faludi, it was intended to be an exploration of what?

4. Who casts his wife in the demeaning role of an unsmiling female doctor who clutches her book about obsession and compulsion?

5. What outlet first declares that women's chances of conceiving drops not after age forty but after thirty?

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