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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. What is the purpose of the Hyde amendment?
(a) To block federal funding of abortions.
(b) To require a husband's consent prior to an abortion.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) To end legalized abortion.

4. In the summer following the 1988 election, which women's organization held a conference at which a motion passes to discuss a third political party?
(a) National Organization for Women.
(b) Eagle Forum.
(c) Women's Agenda Conference.
(d) Concerned Women for America.

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

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 EEOC.
(d) The ERA.

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

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

9. Part 3, "Origins of a Reaction: Backlash Movers, Shakers, and Thinkers," begins by looking at "The Politics of Resentment: The ___________ War on Women."
(a) National Anti-Feminist Movement.
(b) American Right's.
(c) Christian Right's.
(d) New Right's.

10. Which of the following women had oversight of the funding from the Women's Educational Equity Act?
(a) Faith Whittlesey.
(b) Jeane Kirkpatrick.
(c) Leslie Wolfe.
(d) Charlene Heatherly.

11. 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?
(a) Her long-time oncologist recommends aggressive treatment, but doctors and lawyers at the hospital worry about endangering the fetus and liability.
(b) The ACLU cites the Supreme Court precedent for putting giving equal weight to the mother's and fetus' health.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) After consulting her family, the hospital calls on Judge Emmet Sullivan to decide.

12. Which of the following claims to be the "media's number one psychologist," broadcasting live, nationwide, from Los Angeles?
(a) Robin Norwood.
(b) Karen Horney.
(c) Teresa Bernardez.
(d) Toni Grant.

13. In 1987 what percent of single women accept bearing and raising children outside wedlock?
(a) 29 percent.
(b) 55 percent.
(c) 87 percent.
(d) 90 percent.

14. Which of the following occur following Reagan's second term in office?
(a) The number of female appointments drops below the level achieved during Reagan's first term.
(b) The New Right criticizes Reagan for not supporting its agenda more strongly during his first term.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) A greater number of conservative women begin to support the Democratic candidates.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which author uses fairy tales to generalize about men and women without offending anyone?

2. Faludi asserts that the 1980s and early 90s legal attacks against pregnant mothers could not be motivated by a desire to protect fetuses because at the same time which of the following policies was in place?

3. According to Faludi, the 1980s are awash with books about women's special virtues of:

4. To gain support for the anti-abortion backlash, the media frame the struggle as:

5. Select the woman who becomes a popular Christian speaker and broadcaster, and in 1978 publishes The Spirit-Controlled Woman, calling on fundamentalist women to overcome passivity and develop a public voice--all by and for Jesus.

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