Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Suggestions 4 - 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a fear that Adichie recognizes that mothers have about fathers in Suggestion 2?
(a) Adichie recommends that Ijeawele should not expect Chudi to do everything perfectly.
(b) Adichie suggests that Ijeawele oversee all interactions between Chudi and their daughter.
(c) Adichie recommends that Ijeawele watch Chudi with the baby's upbringing and provide advice.
(d) Adichie suggests that Ijeawele not let Chudi handle the bathing and feeding, because those are duties of a mother.

2. What example does Adichie provide that bolster her notions of feminism in Suggestion 3?
(a) Adichie remembers being told to cook dinner quickly and efficiently; her brothers were never asked to cook dinner.
(b) Adichie remembers being told to sweep like a girl, while all her brothers were allowed to sweep whatever way they wanted.
(c) Adichie remembers being told to sweep like a girl, which actually made the job more difficult; she wishes she would have been told how properly to sweep the floor better.
(d) Adichie remembers being told that cleaning was a chore for women, and women needed to be very particular and follow certain rules.

3. Suggestion 2 reminds Ijeawele to do what in regards to parenting?
(a) Do it knowing you will have to take a submissive role.
(b) Do it together.
(c) Do it with only the child's best interest at heart.
(d) Do it with passion.

4. Why does Adichie warn her friend about this concept at the start of Suggestion 4?
(a) Adichie warns her, because it is a mean, ineffective, silly interpretation of feminism; it does not require advocacy.
(b) Adichie warns her, because it is a hollow, appeasing, and bankrupt; it does not require one to fully believe in the cause.
(c) Adichie warns her, because she does not want Ijeawele to become affiliated with the wrong types of feminists.
(d) Adichie warns her, because she wants to affirm that feminism is a serious topic.

5. How does Adichie define the first premise of feminism at the start of her Letter?
(a) The solid independent belief that needs a particular calling.
(b) The solid feeling that women need equality.
(c) The solid bending belief that is malleable and important.
(d) The solid unbending belief that you start off with.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Ijeawele's daughter when Adichie writes her letter?

2. How will Ijeawele know that child-care work is being equally shared?

3. What is the issue with the word "princess" as presented in Suggestion 6?

4. What is Adichie's concern around young girl's experience with sports?

5. What argument is made about cooking in Suggestion 3?

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