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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which researcher finds no statistically significant difference in how the sexes reason morally in nineteen Kohlberg studies?
(a) Susan Brownmiller.
(b) Lawrence Walker.
(c) Zella Luria.
(d) Carol Gilligan.

2. To gain support for the anti-abortion backlash, the media frame the struggle as:
(a) A moral and biological debate between mothers versus fetuses' rights.
(b) A parental debate over maternal versus paternal rights.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) A moral and biological debate over when life begins.

3. Who was the author of the book, Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion?
(a) John Willke.
(b) Randall Terry.
(c) Emmet Sullivan.
(d) Joseph Scheidler.

4. What percentage of younger women feel more akin to NOW than to either political party?
(a) 75 percent.
(b) 28 percent.
(c) 83 percent.
(d) 50 percent.

5. The federal "reductions in force" hit women over which level twice as badly as men?
(a) G.S. 5.
(b) G.S. 9.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) G.S. 11.

6. Who does Faludi cite as the most famous feminist to retract her views?
(a) Camille Paglia.
(b) Susan Brownmiller.
(c) Betty Friedan.
(d) Carol Gilligan.

7. ***Poet Robert Bly speaks to mostly all-male audiences about healthier views of masculinity in the time of all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Viking Power.
(b) The Odyssey.
(c) Norsemen.
(d) The Iliad.

8. Which of the following companies chooses to fight the EEOC's case brought against it?
(a) AT&T.
(b) General Electric.
(c) Sears Roebuck & Co.
(d) General Motors.

9. Faludi identified which of the following books as the most widely quoted and influential feminist work in the 1980s?
(a) In a Different Voice.
(b) Ms. Still.
(c) Sexual Personae.
(d) Sex and Destiny.

10. George Gilder, a Reagan speechwriter, states that the women's movement does all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Champions social welfare programs.
(b) Supports male misogyny.
(c) Encourages women to work.
(d) Allows women to survive without husbands.

11. In the 1980 presidential election, the only clear differentiation from the Democrats comes when the Republicans do what according to Faludi?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Oppose the ERA.
(c) Put forth an anti-abortion platform.
(d) Revoke the Equal Pay Act

12. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?
(a) How a variety of "experts" both frighten and confuse people about feminism in the 1980s.
(b) How large non-profit organizations fund backlash efforts in the 1980.
(c) How laypeople are used by the backlash to discredit feminism in the 1980s.
(d) No answers are correct.

13. By ignoring women's issues in his acceptance speech, which presidential candidate sees his twenty-four percent gender gap decease to only eight percent by Election Day?
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Michael Dukakis.
(d) Jimmy Carter.

14. In 1988, at every level, writes Faludi, women candidates above the state legislature are at record low numbers and those who run generally lose. What does Faludi blame for this trend?
(a) The "public drubbing" of Geraldine Ferraro.
(b) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) The hard-nosed tactics used by the press against any woman candidate.

15. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?
(a) Beverly LaHaye.
(b) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(c) Phyllis Schlafly.
(d) Faith Whittlesey.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following women had oversight of the funding from the Women's Educational Equity Act?

2. Faludi claims that Robin Norwood stops making speeches, divorces, and withdraws into a "shell-like existence" after which of the following events?

3. Beverly LaHaye founds Concerned Women for America (CWA); her husband Tim LaHaye is co-founder of which organization?

4. The co-directors of which of the following organizations declare themselves "the psychological arm of the women's movement"?

5. Which backlash proponent calls himself "America's Number-One Anti-feminist"?

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