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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. According to Faludi, rather than helping women to overcome the problems with misogyny, the book If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? suggests that women can be happy only if they do all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Postpone careers until children are grown.
(b) Stop trying to make men change.
(c) Learn to compromise.
(d) Strive to be self-fulfilled.

Short Answer Questions

1. Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave are written by which of the following two authors?

2. What is Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's six-stage ladder?

3. Who was the author of the book, Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion?

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

5. In the 1980 presidential election, the only clear differentiation from the Democrats comes when the Republicans do what according to Faludi?

Short Essay Questions

1. As one of the czars under President Regan, Gary Bauer represents male politicians who attack feminism. These men attempt to serve the backlash vocally while being unable to do so in reality with their own families. Describe the contradiction for Bauer.

2. Highlight the 1980s battle against abortion and women's rights to control their reproductive rights.

3. Why is it an important fight for the women to challenge the use of the word masochism in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM))?

4. How does Sylvia Ann Hewlett attack and affect the ERA?

5. The media is highlighted as a field in which women see some of the worst progress. What evidence does Faludi use to support her claim?

6. Highlight Chapter 13's presentation of the prominent battle between NBC, ABC, and the women who choose to stand up to their policies?

7. According to Faludi, why are men like John Willke and Randall Terry engaged in the fight against abortion.

8. Faludi writes that many fundamentalist preachers fear feminism because it threatens their status. Identify and explain the reasons she gives for this fear.

9. Michael Levin and his wife Margarita Levin are highlighted as examples of a couple who espouse anti-feminist views while benefiting from feminist thoughts and perspectives. In what ways does Faludi believe this is seen in their lives?

10. Identify two of the books listed in this chapter that focus on women getting married. Explain why the focus of these books is not helpful to women.

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