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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. 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 the product of a failed abortion attempt by his mother.
(b) Being raised by three feminist aunts who each had personal stakes in legal abortions.
(c) Been rejected by his father who was married and wanted his mother to have an abortion.
(d) No answers are correct.

7. ***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) The Iliad.
(c) Norsemen.
(d) Viking Power.

8. Which of the following companies chooses to fight the EEOC's case brought against it?
(a) AT&T.
(b) General Motors.
(c) Sears Roebuck & Co.
(d) General Electric.

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

10. Which backlash proponent calls himself "America's Number-One Anti-feminist"?
(a) Michael Levin
(b) Warren Farrell.
(c) George Gilder.
(d) Allan Bloom.

11. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?
(a) How a variety of "experts" both frighten and confuse people about feminism in the 1980s.
(b) How laypeople are used by the backlash to discredit feminism in the 1980s.
(c) How large non-profit organizations fund backlash efforts in the 1980.
(d) No answers are correct.

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

13. 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) In a Different Voice.
(d) Ms. Still.

14. Which of the following network replacements is not accurate?
(a) Deborah Norville is replaced by Katie Couric.
(b) Kathleen Sullivan is replaced by Jane Pauley.
(c) Kathleen Sullivan is replaced by Paula Zahn.
(d) Jane Pauley is replaced by Deborah Norville.

15. Feminists outflank the antiabortion "warriors" at which of the following Sacramento family-planning clinics?
(a) Operation Rescue.
(b) Operation clinic.
(c) Operation Hope.
(d) Operation salvation.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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 _____________.

2. What is the purpose of the Hyde amendment?

3. Who does Faludi cite as the most famous feminist to retract her views?

4. 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?

5. The federal "reductions in force" hit women over which level twice as badly as men?

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