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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's six-stage ladder?
(a) It is skewed to male bases for moral judgments.
(b) The samples used are not sufficiently representative.
(c) The data does not support the anti-feminist conclusions he made.
(d) Education and class are what actually determines moral judgement.

3. 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.

4. "It's All in Your Mind" looks at ¬¬_______________ in the 1980s backlash.
(a) Male bashing.
(b) Popular psychology.
(c) Child-rearing.
(d) Undergraduate education.

5. Medical journals define codependency as individuals doing which of the following?
(a) Selecting dysfunctional life partners.
(b) Ending unfulfilling relationships.
(c) Being unable to live without each other.
(d) Choosing to live with more than one adult partner.

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

7. Faludi suggests that Western European "social feminists" have a better record with childcare and maternity leave because of which of the following?
(a) Europeans are more in tuned with the needs of women.
(b) The American feminist movement has been undercut by the backlash.
(c) The European feminist movement is more effective in attaining its goals.
(d) Postwar European governments must rebuild their populations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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:

2. Which of the following women is one of the co-authors of the book No More Lonely Nights?

3. Which researcher finds no statistically significant difference in how the sexes reason morally in nineteen Kohlberg studies?

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

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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