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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 is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?
(a) It is a result of women entering the workforce in large numbers.
(b) Women invite violence by the way they dress.
(c) It is a manifestation and perpetuation of traditional patriarchal thought that men are powerful and women are victims.
(d) It is an innate part of male biology.

2. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?
(a) Its use in everyday language.
(b) Its prevalence in the media.
(c) She does not feel that women have become desensitized to violence.
(d) Their families.

3. What is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?
(a) Sexual oppression is derived from poor self-esteem.
(b) Men are not effected by sexual oppression but they should support ending it.
(c) Sexual oppression damages everyone and ending it will benefit everyone.
(d) Sexual oppression is here to stay.

4. What is the author's contention about the feelings that defined sisterhood?
(a) She finds them to be unjustified.
(b) Actually, she does not see anything wrong with them.
(c) She thinks they have a lot to do with insecurity around men.
(d) She suggests that they support sexist, patriarchal attitudes towards women.

5. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight
(a) As a teen agenda.
(b) As as a class agenda.
(c) As a feminist agenda.
(d) As a dilemma.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is violence often represented in western culture?

2. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?

3. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

4. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?

5. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?

(see the answer key)

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