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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. 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) Been rejected by his father who was married and wanted his mother to have an abortion.
(c) Being the product of a failed abortion attempt by his mother.
(d) No answers are correct.

2. In the summer following the 1988 election, which women's organization held a conference at which a motion passes to discuss a third political party?
(a) Concerned Women for America.
(b) Eagle Forum.
(c) National Organization for Women.
(d) Women's Agenda Conference.

3. According to Faludi what was one of the radical suggestions made by Franham and Lundberg's Modern Women?
(a) Providing day care centers at all jobs with at least 20 women employed.
(b) Helping women to understand that they must fulfill their own career goals.
(c) Subsidizing psychotherapy to get neurotic women married.
(d) Suggest that the government approve family counseling programs.

4. The antiabortion message is championed by which of the following teams?
(a) New York Yankees.
(b) New York Rangers.
(c) The New York Giants.
(d) The New York Knicks.

5. 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) The anti-activist agenda pushed by Charlene Heatherly.
(b) The "public drubbing" of Geraldine Ferraro.
(c) The hard-nosed tactics used by the press against any woman candidate.
(d) All answers are correct.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. "It's All in Your Mind" looks at ¬¬_______________ in the 1980s backlash.

3. 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?

4. Faludi identified which of the following books as the most widely quoted and influential feminist work in the 1980s?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. The feminist movement gained support and momentum in 1984 when Representative Geraldine Ferraro was nominated for vice-president on the Democratic ticket. Four years later, however, female candidates running for office are at record lows and they do not win most of the races for which they run. What is the explanation for this vast shift over a four-year period?

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

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

5. When Faludi writes that New Right women are less "trapped in the backlash eddies," what does she mean?

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

7. In her tone and word use, Faludi defends Carol Gilligan as an unlucky researcher whose work is misused to support the backlash. Give three examples of where Faludi's tone or word use convey this message.

8. Briefly chronicle George Gilder's career in the feminist movement.

9. Recount the backlash's efforts to eliminate the effectiveness of the Women's Educational Equity Act.

10. The press touts a shrinking pay gap and decreasing discrimination for women in white-collar positions. According to Faludi, however, this is not the case. Explain the evidence Faludi presents to refute the presses claims.

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