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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. Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave are written by which of the following two authors?
(a) Melvin Kinder and Connell Cowan.
(b) Kinder Melvin and Cowan Connell.
(c) Melvin Cowan and Connell Kinder.
(d) Kinder Connell and Melvin Cowan.

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

3. 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) Masochistic.
(c) Self-destructive.
(d) Misogynistic.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1987 what percent of single women accept bearing and raising children outside wedlock?

2. Which of the following women had oversight of the funding from the Women's Educational Equity Act?

3. Faludi claims that the requirement of parental consent results in which of the following statistics?

4. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. Author and radio show host Toni Grant provides advice to help women be happy, overcome the obstacles of feminism, and get married. Highlight how her relationship advice contrasts with her real life relationships.

2. Discuss at least two of the implications of the fetal protection movement.

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

4. 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.

5. Describe the ways in which Poet Robert Bly affects the feminist movement.

6. 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))?

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

8. Discuss the history of the term masochism and how it has been used to label women. Explain how the American Psychiatric Association considers adding this term to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1985.

9. Summarize the case of Angela Carder.

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

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