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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) All answers are correct.
(d) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.

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

3. According to Faludi, rather than helping women to overcome the problems with misogyny, the book If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? suggests that women can be happy only if they do all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Strive to be self-fulfilled.
(b) Postpone careers until children are grown.
(c) Stop trying to make men change.
(d) Learn to compromise.

4. According to Faludi what was one of the radical suggestions made by Franham and Lundberg's Modern Women?
(a) Providing day care centers at all jobs with at least 20 women employed.
(b) Subsidizing psychotherapy to get neurotic women married.
(c) Suggest that the government approve family counseling programs.
(d) Helping women to understand that they must fulfill their own career goals.

5. Why does Faludi believe Warren Farrell's loses his enthusiasm for the feminist movement?
(a) Feminism is fading in the media.
(b) He is tired of defending his position.
(c) Women are unhappy that he is a spokesman for the movement.
(d) All answers are correct.

6. The co-directors of which of the following organizations declare themselves "the psychological arm of the women's movement"?
(a) National Self-Help Clearinghouse.
(b) American Psychiatric Association.
(c) American Psychosis Association.
(d) American Psychological Association.

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

8. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?
(a) They return the Senate to the Democrats.
(b) They elect a Democratic President.
(c) They select Geraldine Ferraro for Vice-President.
(d) No answers are correct.

9. Paul Weyrich is defined by Faludi as all the following EXCEPT:
(a) The "Father of the New Right."
(b) Founder of the Heritage Foundation.
(c) Considering feminism as a dead issue.
(d) Viewing women's liberation as a dangerous lie.

10. According to Faludi, the pay gap in 1986 is actually what?
(a) $.70 on the dollar.
(b) $.64 cents on the dollar.
(c) $.20 on the dollar.
(d) No answers are correct.

11. ***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.

12. Women's progress in the military falls after the Carter administration had ushered in a _______________ growth rate.
(a) Marginal.
(b) 800%.
(c) Small.
(d) Undocumented but noteworthy.

13. This author dismisses a young woman's objection about women's role in gathering supplies.
(a) Michael Levin.
(b) Warren Farrell.
(c) Allan Bloom.
(d) George Gilder.

14. Faludi claims that Robin Norwood stops making speeches, divorces, and withdraws into a "shell-like existence" after which of the following events?
(a) She is unable to command large crowds at events.
(b) She claims that she is unable to escape the feminist movement.
(c) She finds that her recovery by marrying the "right" man is short-lived.
(d) She realizes she is unable to have a baby.

15. 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) Michael Dukakis.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Ronald Reagan.
(d) Jimmy Carter.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "It's All in Your Mind" looks at ¬¬_______________ in the 1980s backlash.

3. Which of the following occur in the case of Angela Carder ("A.C"), age twenty-eight, a bone cancer victim who conceives in 1984 while in remission?

4. Which of the following claims to be the "media's number one psychologist," broadcasting live, nationwide, from Los Angeles?

5. 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?

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