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

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

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

4. 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) National Organization for Women.
(b) Women's Agenda Conference.
(c) Eagle Forum.
(d) Concerned Women for America.

5. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.
(a) Greatest gift to men and women, resent the women who will not marry.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Death of the American male, enjoy greater freedom.
(d) Acid test of manhood, devolve into brutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Faludi asserts that the 1980s and early 90s legal attacks against pregnant mothers could not be motivated by a desire to protect fetuses because at the same time which of the following policies was in place?

2. Sylvia Ann Hewlett worked at which university?

3. Grant claims that Gilligan's In a Different Voice teaches her that the "______________" is the essence of being a woman.

4. Which of the following claims to be the "media's number one psychologist," broadcasting live, nationwide, from Los Angeles?

5. The book backlash claims that which of the following is true?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. 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.

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

8. 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?

9. 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.

10. 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?

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