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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. For the author, what is a better way to arrive at a definition of sisterhood?
(a) Through sustained debate.
(b) The movement does not need a definition of sisterhood.
(c) Through solidarity in the face of all forms of oppression.
(d) By finding out which men are truly oppressive.

2. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) Be more like white feminists.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) To expand the basis of feminist thought.
(d) To get more work.

3. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?
(a) Betty Friedan.
(b) Rita Mae Brown.
(c) Leah Fritz.
(d) Bell hooks.

4. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.
(b) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(c) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(d) The tension between younger and older women.

5. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?
(a) Parental violence.
(b) Violence in the cinema.
(c) War.
(d) Violence against animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

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

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

4. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

5. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.

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