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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. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?
(a) Feminists should not be distracted from fighting sexism by focusing on resisting consumerism.
(b) Feminists should tap into consumer culture to gain power.
(c) It does not come up in her discussion at all.
(d) Combatting consumerism is a positive manifestation of women's power.

2. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?
(a) The middle class white women at the forefront of the movement.
(b) Working class women.
(c) University professors.
(d) Young female college students in sociology classes.

3. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As less important than race.
(b) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.
(c) As less important than class.
(d) As a form of empowerment.

4. The phrase "the problem that has no name" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) Women and schizophrenia.
(b) The psychological malaise of all women in American society due to gender roles.
(c) Hating one's family.
(d) Women's fears of aging.

5. What is the author's main contention about work in Chapter Seven?
(a) Professors are underpaid.
(b) There needs to be better statistical data about employment.
(c) Ideas and attitudes about work must change.
(d) The government should create more jobs.

Short Answer Questions

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

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?

3. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

4. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

5. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?

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