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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. 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) Masochistic.
(b) Misogynistic.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Self-destructive.

2. Women become a majority of the electorate in 1984. In 1986 how do they influence national politics?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) They elect a Democratic President.
(c) They select Geraldine Ferraro for Vice-President.
(d) They return the Senate to the Democrats.

3. Which of the following network replacements is not accurate?
(a) Deborah Norville is replaced by Katie Couric.
(b) Jane Pauley is replaced by Deborah Norville.
(c) Kathleen Sullivan is replaced by Paula Zahn.
(d) Kathleen Sullivan is replaced by Jane Pauley.

4. 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?
(a) While mothers are prosecuted for refusing doctor's orders, poor mothers are not provided with the services they need to protect the health of their children.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Doctors refuse treatment to mothers who are poor or are on Medicare.
(d) It is the lack of insurance and treatments, not drug addictions, that results in the widening gap between black and white fetal mortality rates.

5. Who does Faludi cite as the most famous feminist to retract her views?
(a) Carol Gilligan.
(b) Camille Paglia.
(c) Betty Friedan.
(d) Susan Brownmiller.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which author uses fairy tales to generalize about men and women without offending anyone?

2. Which of the following companies chooses to fight the EEOC's case brought against it?

3. According to Faludi, male crews comment that there are "too many women" on the job. This is reinforced by management's tendency to which of the following?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. According to Faludi, why are men like John Willke and Randall Terry engaged in the fight against abortion.

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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?

10. Summarize the case of Angela Carder.

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