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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 author uses fairy tales to generalize about men and women without offending anyone?
(a) Allan Bloom.
(b) Betty Friedan.
(c) Robert Bly.
(d) Sylvia Ann Hewlett.

2. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Acid test of manhood, devolve into brutes.
(c) Death of the American male, enjoy greater freedom.
(d) Greatest gift to men and women, resent the women who will not marry.

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

4. Which of the following occur following Reagan's second term in office?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) A greater number of conservative women begin to support the Democratic candidates.
(c) The number of female appointments drops below the level achieved during Reagan's first term.
(d) The New Right criticizes Reagan for not supporting its agenda more strongly during his first term.

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

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. Which of the following occur in the case of Angela Carder ("A.C"), age twenty-eight, a bone cancer victim who conceives in 1984 while in remission?

3. 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 _____________.

4. Who does Faludi cite as the most famous feminist to retract her views?

5. Chapter 13, "The Wages of the Backlash" shows all of the following undermining the progress women make in the 1970s EXCEPT:

Short Essay Questions

1. Identify two of the books listed in this chapter that focus on women getting married. Explain why the focus of these books is not helpful to women.

2. Recount the backlash's efforts to eliminate the effectiveness of the Women's Educational Equity Act.

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. Chronicle the life of Connaught ("Connie") Marshner after she leaves college.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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

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