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Multiple Choice Questions

1. If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? (1988) was written by which of the following authors?
(a) Robin Norwood.
(b) Susan Price.
(c) Susan Page.
(d) Toni Grant.

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

3. Feminists outflank the antiabortion "warriors" at which of the following Sacramento family-planning clinics?
(a) Operation clinic.
(b) Operation Hope.
(c) Operation salvation.
(d) Operation Rescue.

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

5. Faludi suggests that Western European "social feminists" have a better record with childcare and maternity leave because of which of the following?
(a) Postwar European governments must rebuild their populations.
(b) The European feminist movement is more effective in attaining its goals.
(c) The American feminist movement has been undercut by the backlash.
(d) Europeans are more in tuned with the needs of women.

6. In 1980 sex discrimination and other kinds of complaints filed before which agency climbs twenty-five to forty percent?
(a) NOW.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) The ERA.
(d) The EEOC.

7. Which book blames women for depleting men of "vim and vigor"?
(a) Feminism and Freedom.
(b) The Closing of the American Mind.
(c) Ripon Forum.
(d) Wealth and Poverty.

8. 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 hard-nosed tactics used by the press against any woman candidate.
(c) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.
(d) All answers are correct.

9. Which of these is not a goal of the New Right?
(a) Revocation of the Equal Pay Act.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) A ban on all abortions.
(d) Censoring of birth control information.

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

11. Faludi claims that the requirement of parental consent results in which of the following statistics?
(a) A two percent rise in second trimester abortions.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) A forty percent climb in the birth rate among fifteen to seventeen-year-olds.
(d) A reversal in the eighteen-year trend of a downward teenage birthrate.

12. According to Faludi, male crews comment that there are "too many women" on the job. This is reinforced by management's tendency to which of the following?
(a) Show preferential treatment to women in meetings.
(b) Demote men while promoting women.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Blame affirmative action when rejecting male applicants.

13. Which backlash proponent calls himself "America's Number-One Anti-feminist"?
(a) Michael Levin
(b) Allan Bloom.
(c) Warren Farrell.
(d) George Gilder.

14. NBC and ABC use which of the following to undercut women's efforts to organize?
(a) Promotion of corporate faithfuls only.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Layoffs.
(d) Threats and harassment.

15. Child abuse laws are extended to the fetus and "fetal neglect" bills flood legislatures as a result of which strategy?
(a) The policy of allowing mothers to take precedence over the fetus.
(b) An attempt to humanize the fetus and neutralize the mother.
(c) The decision to provide fathers with a strategy to protect their unborn children.
(d) To reduce the number of US individuals addicted to drugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Faludi, abortion is legal in every state:

2. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?

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

4. In the books, Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave women are told that their problems stem from which of the following choices?

5. According to Faludi, surveys show which of the following types of women ranking highest in mental health?

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