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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. 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) The movement does not need a definition of sisterhood.
(d) By finding out which men are truly oppressive.

2. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) They saw men as corrupt and women as innately innocent.
(b) They thought that gender was not really at play in problems of violence.
(c) They frowned on discussing violence at all.
(d) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.

3. In the title of Chapter Five, what term is used to describe men's relationship to the feminist movement.
(a) The oppressor.
(b) Comrades in struggle.
(c) Friends of the cause.
(d) Enemy number one.

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

5. For the author, what activity would be most likely to help spread feminism and its goals to a wider cross section of women?
(a) Printing more pamphlets.
(b) Promoting literacy.
(c) Holding town hall events.
(d) Buying ad space on television.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is violence often represented in western culture?

2. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?

3. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?

4. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?

5. What is the author's central theory about the nature (and practice) of violence against women?

(see the answer key)

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