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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. Based on your understanding of the two Prefaces, who does the author wish to reach with her work?
(a) Women of color.
(b) Mainly people who are brand new to feminism.
(c) Men.
(d) As wide and diverse of an audience as possible.

2. 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) To get more work.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) Be more like white feminists.
(d) To expand the basis of feminist thought.

3. Why does the author hold her particular beliefs about prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice?
(a) Because she is a women, she places gender issues first.
(b) As a black woman, she feels that race is a more pressing matter than feminism.
(c) All are ultimately as destructive of society and the individual as the other.
(d) She holds her views because she needs to maintain her standing in the academic community.

4. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.
(b) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.
(c) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(d) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.

5. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a separatist movement.
(b) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(c) As a collective Marxist movement.
(d) As a radical revolution.

Short Answer Questions

1. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?

2. In Chapter 1, what key term does the author use to talk about the "racial politic" in the U.S.?

3. What can the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities enable them to do?

4. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

5. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

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