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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. Which of the following claims to be the "media's number one psychologist," broadcasting live, nationwide, from Los Angeles?
(a) Karen Horney.
(b) Teresa Bernardez.
(c) Toni Grant.
(d) Robin Norwood.

2. Who was the author of the book, Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion?
(a) Randall Terry.
(b) Joseph Scheidler.
(c) John Willke.
(d) Emmet Sullivan.

3. 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.
(a) Beverly LaHaye.
(b) Connaught ("Connie") Marshner.
(c) Phyllis Schlafly.
(d) Faith Whittlesey.

4. Faludi claims that Robin Norwood stops making speeches, divorces, and withdraws into a "shell-like existence" after which of the following events?
(a) She realizes she is unable to have a baby.
(b) She claims that she is unable to escape the feminist movement.
(c) She is unable to command large crowds at events.
(d) She finds that her recovery by marrying the "right" man is short-lived.

5. Women's progress in the military falls after the Carter administration had ushered in a _______________ growth rate.
(a) 800%.
(b) Marginal.
(c) Small.
(d) Undocumented but noteworthy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these is not a goal of the New Right?

2. Paul Weyrich is defined by Faludi as all the following EXCEPT:

3. Which book shows Reagan's influence in criticizing the welfare state and pushing volunteerism and individual responsibility?

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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?

5. 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.

6. 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?

7. Summarize the Sears, Roebuck, and Co. battle with the EEOC?

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

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

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