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

2. Related to education, what does the author see as one of the primary goals of feminism?
(a) Encouraging women to strive for education and develop their intellects.
(b) Encouraging women to challenge their male professors.
(c) Encouraging women to take more business classes.
(d) Encouraging women not to get lose sight of their families in their quest for an education.

3. 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.

4. According to the author, what does society often teach women about what it means to be a woman?
(a) That to be female is to be important.
(b) That women should be silent.
(c) That to be female is to be a victim.
(d) That to be a woman is easier than being a man.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?

2. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?

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

4. What is violence truly a manifestation of for the author?

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

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