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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. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As a form of empowerment.
(b) As less important than class.
(c) As less important than race.
(d) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.

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

3. What can happen to women in light of the social views about their gender?
(a) Women can absorb these views and manifest them in their lives in negative ways.
(b) Women can simply imitate men and these views will not affect them.
(c) Nothing happens to women; they are not influenced by social attitudes.
(d) There is no proof that social attitudes affect individual choices.

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

5. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
(a) Printing more pamphlets.
(b) Buying ad space on television.
(c) Holding town hall events.
(d) Promoting literacy.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?

3. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?

4. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

5. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?

(see the answer key)

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