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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. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?
(a) White privilege.
(b) Regression.
(c) White supremacy.
(d) Racial ignorance.

2. What did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?
(a) Differences in religion and age.
(b) Whether men were married or single.
(c) Differences in age and profession.
(d) Differences in race and class.

3. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.
(b) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
(c) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.
(d) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.

4. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?
(a) Sexual inadequacy.
(b) Insecurity.
(c) Imperialism, power, and a hierarchy of control.
(d) Hatred of women, especially the mother.

5. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) Women's fears of aging.
(b) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(c) Hating one's family.
(d) Women and schizophrenia.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight

3. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

4. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

5. What general statement does the author make about men that may seem to contradict her other claims?

(see the answer key)

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