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

2. Which researcher finds no statistically significant difference in how the sexes reason morally in nineteen Kohlberg studies?
(a) Carol Gilligan.
(b) Susan Brownmiller.
(c) Lawrence Walker.
(d) Zella Luria.

3. According to Faludi, Randall Terry is a leading figure in the antiabortion movement and his emotional baggage dates from which of the following?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Been rejected by his father who was married and wanted his mother to have an abortion.
(c) Being raised by three feminist aunts who each had personal stakes in legal abortions.
(d) Being the product of a failed abortion attempt by his mother.

4. According to Faludi, the pay gap in 1986 is actually what?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) $.64 cents on the dollar.
(c) $.20 on the dollar.
(d) $.70 on the dollar.

5. According to Faludi, the 1980s are awash with books about women's special virtues of:
(a) Caring.
(b) Contextual thinking.
(c) Nurturing.
(d) All of the Above.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why does Faludi believe Warren Farrell's loses his enthusiasm for the feminist movement?

4. NBC and ABC use which of the following to undercut women's efforts to organize?

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?

Short Essay Questions

1. In their advice manuals, Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave, Melvin Kinder and Connell Cowan provide advice that is harmful to women. Give some examples of this advice and why it is harmful to women?

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

7. Provide a chronological discussion of how women and feminists battle against the American Psychiatric Association as it considers adding the term masochism to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1985.

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

9. In Chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems," an author states that male academics in an era of "political correctness" are like "shell-shocked" Cambodian refugees. In addition, feminists change departments and courses, and hire only their own. Faludi, however, suggests that the data show a different reality for women in academia. List three to five of her arguments.

10. Chronicle the life of Connaught ("Connie") Marshner after she leaves college.

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