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

2. 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.

3. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?
(a) To create a government department overseeing women's issues.
(b) To end violence, especially against women.
(c) To develop a new rating system for DVDs and video games.
(d) To legalize prostitution.

4. How is violence often represented in western culture?
(a) As a symbol of life.
(b) As reprehensible, no matter who commits it.
(c) As sexually titillating, and even associated with love and romance.
(d) As something only practiced by villains.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?

2. How are black and white men the same in the author's view?

3. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?

4. "The problem that has no name" is a quotation by which author?

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

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