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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 two individuals does Faludi highlight as being unmarried while preaching that women should marry?
(a) Robert Bly and Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
(b) George Gilder and Allan Bloom.
(c) Michael Levin and Warren Farrell.
(d) All these individuals are married.

2. George Gilder, a Reagan speechwriter, states that the women's movement does all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) Supports male misogyny.
(b) Allows women to survive without husbands.
(c) Champions social welfare programs.
(d) Encourages women to work.

3. In 1987 what percent of single women accept bearing and raising children outside wedlock?
(a) 87 percent.
(b) 55 percent.
(c) 29 percent.
(d) 90 percent.

4. "It's All in Your Mind" looks at ¬¬_______________ in the 1980s backlash.
(a) Undergraduate education.
(b) Child-rearing.
(c) Popular psychology.
(d) Male bashing.

5. Faludi identified which of the following books as the most widely quoted and influential feminist work in the 1980s?
(a) Ms. Still.
(b) Sex and Destiny.
(c) In a Different Voice.
(d) Sexual Personae.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which researcher finds no statistically significant difference in how the sexes reason morally in nineteen Kohlberg studies?

2. According to Faludi what was one of the radical suggestions made by Franham and Lundberg's Modern Women?

3. Medical journals define codependency as individuals doing which of the following?

4. Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change is written by which of the following authors?

5. According to Faludi, rather than helping women to overcome the problems with misogyny, the book If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? suggests that women can be happy only if they do all of the following EXCEPT:

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. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. Briefly chronicle George Gilder's career in 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. Summarize the case of Angela Carder.

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. 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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