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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. In the first chapter, how does the author characterize the perspective of the women involved in the early feminist movement?
(a) They saw all women as oppressed but had no real awareness of the life of a non-white, non-middle class women.
(b) They thought working women were not true feminists.
(c) Their perspective is difficult to pin down since they were from many different social backgrounds.
(d) They were overly concerned with saving poor women.

2. What must happen in order for women to create true sisterhood?
(a) Women must learn to organize politically.
(b) Women must all agree on a single definition of sisterhood.
(c) Women must learn to explore, understand, and communicate their individual experiences.
(d) Women must decide to get a formal education.

3. What assertion does the author make about lower and middle class women and power?
(a) They feel comfortable with the power hierarchy.
(b) They have given up on attaining any power in their lives.
(c) They have followed creative and life-affirming models of power.
(d) They do not have the time to create new models of power.

4. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?
(a) They should learn aggressive marketing tactics.
(b) Buy only what is necessary and thus resist capitalist culture and its connection to sexual oppression.
(c) They should focus on more important things.
(d) They can accept it as a necessary evil.

5. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were seen as disorganized.
(b) They were openly embraced.
(c) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(d) They were completely ignored.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the author view housework?

3. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?

4. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?

5. In the author's view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?

(see the answer key)

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