Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Faludi what is the greatest fear of suffrage opponents in the 1910s?

2. Grant concludes that women's liberation is a set of "big lies" that lead to all of the following EXCEPT:

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

4. Which book blames women for depleting men of "vim and vigor"?

5. According to Faludi, abortion is legal in every state:

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the entertainment industry and its executives sway public opinion and how they are in turn swayed by public opinion.

Essay Topic 2

In Part 2 of the book, "The Backlash in Popular Culture," Faludi provides an account of how the backlash uses trends within Ivy League graduates. Summarize this account in one to two paragraphs? Discuss the implications of using trends from female graduates from Ivy League universities versus other types of institutions.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout her book, Faludi presents backlash supporters who bash the feminist movement while enjoying its benefits. She seems to make the issue black or white asserting that if a person does not support the movement entirely, then he/she is a hypocrite for taking actions that could be supported by feminists. Is this an appropriate position for Faludi to take? Why or why not?

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