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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 is the awareness about sexual oppression that the author advocates?
(a) Sexual oppression damages everyone and ending it will benefit everyone.
(b) Men are not effected by sexual oppression but they should support ending it.
(c) Sexual oppression is derived from poor self-esteem.
(d) Sexual oppression is here to stay.

2. In the author's view, which prejudices is it important for women of color to transcend?
(a) Prejudices against rich women.
(b) Prejudices against illiterate women.
(c) Prejudices against their mothers' generation.
(d) Prejudices against academics and/or intellectuals.

3. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(b) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(c) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.
(d) The tension between younger and older women.

4. 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.

5. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?
(a) Expatriates living abroad.
(b) Middle-class women.
(c) Working-class women.
(d) Middle-class white women.

Short Answer Questions

1. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?

2. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?

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

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

5. How does the author present education in the title of Chapter Eight

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