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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 8 and 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What observations does the author make about women and the practice of violence?
(a) Women are more violent as teenagers.
(b) Women are actually more violent than men.
(c) Women also have a capacity for violence and many condone and advocate war.
(d) Women are essentially nonviolent by nature.

2. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Only between women from different social classes.
(b) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.
(c) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(d) Between women from different universities.

3. What group of women are left out but really stand to benefit more from feminist thought?
(a) Middle class women.
(b) College women.
(c) Housewives.
(d) Illiterate women.

4. What assertion does the author make (once again) about who benefits from the current feminist movement?
(a) She states that white middle class women stand to benefit more than anyone else.
(b) Only women will benefit from the movement.
(c) It can, and will, benefit people of both genders and all ages.
(d) Children will benefit, but not the current generation.

5. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were seen as disorganized.
(b) They were openly embraced.
(c) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(d) They were completely ignored.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?

2. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?

3. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

4. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?

5. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?

(see the answer key)

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