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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. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(b) As a radical revolution.
(c) As a collective Marxist movement.
(d) As a separatist movement.

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?
(a) They were very excited about creating community and being together.
(b) They were afraid to look at each other in class.
(c) They were not very smart.
(d) They were at college in order to find husbands.

3. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
(b) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(c) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(d) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.

4. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?
(a) They both stand to lose power as a result of feminism.
(b) They are not the same in the author's view.
(c) They are both capable of sexual oppression and violence against women, whether sexual or non-sexual.
(d) They both do not want women to be strong and assertive.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

2. What did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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