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Multiple Choice Questions

1. All of the following are listed for reasons for newspapers cutting available jobs except:
(a) Unchanging market share.
(b) Declining circulation.
(c) Falling ad lineage.
(d) Mergers.

2. 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) Blame affirmative action when rejecting male applicants.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Show preferential treatment to women in meetings.
(d) Demote men while promoting women.

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

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

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

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

7. The New Right select which of the following adjectives to describe feminism?
(a) Satanic.
(b) Unrelenting.
(c) Insipid.
(d) Timely.

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

9. According to Toni Grant, self-assertion for women is abnormal and relinquishing control is naturally feminine. Therefore, when women attempt to control their own destiny they are in fact showing that they are _____________.
(a) Self-destructive.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Masochistic.
(d) Misogynistic.

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

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

12. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Death of the American male, enjoy greater freedom.
(c) Acid test of manhood, devolve into brutes.
(d) Greatest gift to men and women, resent the women who will not marry.

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

14. According to Faludi, surveys show which of the following types of women ranking highest in mental health?
(a) Professionals.
(b) Mothers.
(c) Students.
(d) Homemakers.

15. Grant concludes that women's liberation is a set of "big lies" that lead to all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Promiscuity.
(b) Exhaustion.
(c) Financial ruin.
(d) Stress.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. What is Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's six-stage ladder?

5. George Gilder, a Reagan speechwriter, states that the women's movement does all of the following EXCEPT:

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