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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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

2. Which researcher finds no statistically significant difference in how the sexes reason morally in nineteen Kohlberg studies?
(a) Carol Gilligan.
(b) Susan Brownmiller.
(c) Lawrence Walker.
(d) Zella Luria.

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

4. To gain support for the anti-abortion backlash, the media frame the struggle as:
(a) A moral and biological debate between mothers versus fetuses' rights.
(b) A moral and biological debate over when life begins.
(c) A parental debate over maternal versus paternal rights.
(d) No answers are correct.

5. Faludi identified which of the following books as the most widely quoted and influential feminist work in the 1980s?
(a) Sex and Destiny.
(b) Sexual Personae.
(c) Ms. Still.
(d) In a Different Voice.

6. 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 marriage.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Delaying career entry.

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

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

9. The book backlash claims that which of the following is true?
(a) The pay gap is reduced because of men's falling wages.
(b) The gap narrows among Blacks.
(c) The gap narrows among the college educated.
(d) The gap narrows among Hispanics.

10. Sylvia Ann Hewlett worked at which university?
(a) Yeshiva University.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Cornell.
(d) Barnard College.

11. Which book shows Reagan's influence in criticizing the welfare state and pushing volunteerism and individual responsibility?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) The Second Stage.
(c) In a Different Voice.
(d) The Feminine Mystique.

12. Grant claims that Gilligan's In a Different Voice teaches her that the "______________" is the essence of being a woman.
(a) Discovery of self.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Quest for romance.
(d) Embracing of one's femininity.

13. According to Faludi what is the greatest fear of suffrage opponents in the 1910s?
(a) Political indifference by women.
(b) The decline of morality in society.
(c) The creation of a "feminist party."
(d) Smaller household sizes among the middle class.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In 1984, who is the highest-placed woman in the New Right?

3. In the 1980s, Faludi makes the point that women are marginalized and can ask for childcare and parental leave only if they forego seeking all of the following except:

4. This author dismisses a young woman's objection about women's role in gathering supplies.

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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