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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) George Gilder and Allan Bloom.
(b) All these individuals are married.
(c) Michael Levin and Warren Farrell.
(d) Robert Bly and Sylvia Ann Hewlett.

2. Smart Women/Foolish Choices and Women Men Love/Women Men Leave are written by which of the following two authors?
(a) Kinder Connell and Melvin Cowan.
(b) Kinder Melvin and Cowan Connell.
(c) Melvin Cowan and Connell Kinder.
(d) Melvin Kinder and Connell Cowan.

3. According to Faludi, the 1980s are awash with books about women's special virtues of:
(a) Nurturing.
(b) Contextual thinking.
(c) All of the Above.
(d) Caring.

4. In the 1980 presidential election, the only clear differentiation from the Democrats comes when the Republicans do what according to Faludi?
(a) Revoke the Equal Pay Act
(b) Put forth an anti-abortion platform.
(c) Oppose the ERA.
(d) All answers are correct.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following women is a Harvard-educated lawyer and author of nine books who twice runs for Congress?

2. In 1984, who is the highest-placed woman in the New Right?

3. This author dismisses a young woman's objection about women's role in gathering supplies.

4. According to Faludi, the pay gap in 1986 is actually what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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))?

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

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

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. The feminist movement gained support and momentum in 1984 when Representative Geraldine Ferraro was nominated for vice-president on the Democratic ticket. Four years later, however, female candidates running for office are at record lows and they do not win most of the races for which they run. What is the explanation for this vast shift over a four-year period?

6. 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?

7. Describe the ways in which Poet Robert Bly affects the feminist movement.

8. 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.

9. When Faludi writes that New Right women are less "trapped in the backlash eddies," what does she mean?

10. As one of the czars under President Regan, Gary Bauer represents male politicians who attack feminism. These men attempt to serve the backlash vocally while being unable to do so in reality with their own families. Describe the contradiction for Bauer.

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