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

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

3. What is Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's six-stage ladder?
(a) The data does not support the anti-feminist conclusions he made.
(b) The samples used are not sufficiently representative.
(c) Education and class are what actually determines moral judgement.
(d) It is skewed to male bases for moral judgments.

4. Faludi suggests that Western European "social feminists" have a better record with childcare and maternity leave because of which of the following?
(a) Europeans are more in tuned with the needs of women.
(b) Postwar European governments must rebuild their populations.
(c) The European feminist movement is more effective in attaining its goals.
(d) The American feminist movement has been undercut by the backlash.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.

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

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

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

5. The antiabortion message is championed by which of the following teams?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. Summarize the case of Angela Carder.

9. 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?

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

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