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Multiple Choice Questions

1. George Gilder, a Reagan speechwriter, states that the women's movement does all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Champions social welfare programs.
(b) Encourages women to work.
(c) Allows women to survive without husbands.
(d) Supports male misogyny.

2. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?
(a) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(b) Beverly LaHaye.
(c) Faith Whittlesey.
(d) Phyllis Schlafly.

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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.
(a) Faith Whittlesey.
(b) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(c) Phyllis Schlafly.
(d) Beverly LaHaye.

9. 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.

10. 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:
(a) Educational opportunity.
(b) Equal pay.
(c) Health care.
(d) Reproductive freedom.

11. If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? (1988) was written by which of the following authors?
(a) Robin Norwood.
(b) Toni Grant.
(c) Susan Page.
(d) Susan Price.

12. 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) Show preferential treatment to women in meetings.
(c) Demote men while promoting women.
(d) All answers are correct.

13. 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 "public drubbing" of Geraldine Ferraro.
(d) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.

14. In 1980 sex discrimination and other kinds of complaints filed before which agency climbs twenty-five to forty percent?
(a) NOW.
(b) The ERA.
(c) The EEOC.
(d) No answers are correct.

15. Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change is written by which of the following authors?
(a) Toni Grant.
(b) Teresa Bernardez.
(c) Robin Norwood.
(d) Karen Horney.

Short Answer Questions

1. Beverly LaHaye founds Concerned Women for America (CWA); her husband Tim LaHaye is co-founder of which organization?

2. Which of the following occur following Reagan's second term in office?

3. Both Susan and Stephen Price claim to be ___________ in a ___________ age.

4. The co-directors of which of the following organizations declare themselves "the psychological arm of the women's movement"?

5. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.

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