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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Faludi, Randall Terry is a leading figure in the antiabortion movement and his emotional baggage dates from which of the following?
(a) No answers are correct.
(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) Been rejected by his father who was married and wanted his mother to have an abortion.

2. 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.

3. 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) Masochistic.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Misogynistic.
(d) Self-destructive.

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

5. Which author uses fairy tales to generalize about men and women without offending anyone?
(a) Betty Friedan.
(b) Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
(c) Allan Bloom.
(d) Robert Bly.

6. 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) New Right's.
(d) Christian Right's.

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

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

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

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

11. 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) All answers are correct.
(b) The hard-nosed tactics used by the press against any woman candidate.
(c) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.
(d) The "public drubbing" of Geraldine Ferraro.

12. 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.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Faludi claims that Robin Norwood stops making speeches, divorces, and withdraws into a "shell-like existence" after which of the following events?

3. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?

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

5. Which of the following companies chooses to fight the EEOC's case brought against it?

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