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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 6 and 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.
(b) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(c) To a world where women have equality with men.
(d) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.

2. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?
(a) White men encouraged women to go to work whereas black men did not.
(b) Black men did not trust women who worked outside the home.
(c) Black men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(d) White men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.

3. How does the author see feminism and the family?
(a) She feels ambivalent about the relationship between the two.
(b) She believes that the traditional family structure is fine the way it is and feminists should not try to change it.
(c) She thinks feminists that reject the family completely are justified in doing so.
(d) Her definition of feminism is one that is pro-family.

4. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) The child protective services.
(b) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.
(c) Most feminists hold this view.
(d) All men.

5. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That women should not be in positions of power.
(c) That women do not understand money.
(d) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Preface to the second edition, what is the first factor considered by black parents when a child is born, according to the author?

2. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?

3. In the author's view, what three things most determine a woman's destiny?

4. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

5. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?

(see the answer key)

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