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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter 13, "The Wages of the Backlash" shows all of the following undermining the progress women make in the 1970s EXCEPT:
(a) Reaganomics.
(b) An expanding minimum-wage economy.
(c) Religion.
(d) Recession.

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

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

4. According to Faludi, Randall Terry is a leading figure in the antiabortion movement and his emotional baggage dates from which of the following?
(a) Been rejected by his father who was married and wanted his mother to have an abortion.
(b) Being raised by three feminist aunts who each had personal stakes in legal abortions.
(c) Being the product of a failed abortion attempt by his mother.
(d) No answers are correct.

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?
(a) Delaying childbearing.
(b) Delaying career entry.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Delaying marriage.

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

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

8. According to Faludi, the 1980s are awash with books about women's special virtues of:
(a) Caring.
(b) Contextual thinking.
(c) Nurturing.
(d) All of the Above.

9. In 1984, who is the highest-placed woman in the New Right?
(a) Phyllis Schlafly.
(b) Beverly LaHaye.
(c) Faith Whittlesey.
(d) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.

10. 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.

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

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

13. According to Faludi, abortion is legal in every state:
(a) Until women's rights becomes an issue in the mid nineteenth century.
(b) Since colonial times.
(c) All of the above.
(d) And is supported by a majority of women.

14. 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) Sex and Destiny.
(d) Ms. Still.

15. The antiabortion message is championed by which of the following teams?
(a) New York Yankees.
(b) The New York Giants.
(c) The New York Knicks.
(d) New York Rangers.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Faludi what is the greatest fear of suffrage opponents in the 1910s?

2. In 1980 sex discrimination and other kinds of complaints filed before which agency climbs twenty-five to forty percent?

3. According to Faludi what was one of the radical suggestions made by Franham and Lundberg's Modern Women?

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

5. Child abuse laws are extended to the fetus and "fetal neglect" bills flood legislatures as a result of which strategy?

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