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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 what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?
(a) By word of mouth.
(b) Via the written word (e.g. books, pamphlets, etc.).
(c) Through television commercials.
(d) Via the radio.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The phrase "suffering cannot be measured and compared quantitatively" comes from which of the following authors?

2. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?

3. How does the author view women's desires and attempts to be like white men?

4. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?

5. What has desensitized women and men to violence in the author's view?

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