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

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

3. What was the author's initial experience in women's groups?
(a) White women did not treat women of color as equals.
(b) Everyone was really open-minded.
(c) She found solidarity with women from very different backgrounds.
(d) No one would look at her.

4. On what levels of culture and society is violence most likely to exist?
(a) Mostly between countries at war.
(b) The author does not make a statement one way or the other.
(c) On all levels: family, community, government, international relations, etc.
(d) Mostly on the interpersonal level.

5. According to the author, how are joint analyses of race, class, and gender seen today?
(a) They are still rejected by mainstream feminists as too radical.
(b) They are exclusively embraced in university settings.
(c) They are mostly practiced by black intellectuals.
(d) They are accepted by mainstream feminism as common practice.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?

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

3. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

4. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

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

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