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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. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?
(a) They placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.
(b) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.
(c) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.
(d) They did not distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.

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

3. How does the author characterize black women's future role in the feminist movement?
(a) She thinks that they would be better off starting their own movement.
(b) She believes that black women have an important role to play in deepening and broadening the movement.
(c) She believes that they will no longer need feminism.
(d) She describes their future role along the lines of a hostile takeover.

4. What did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?
(a) Whether men were married or single.
(b) Differences in religion and age.
(c) Differences in age and profession.
(d) Differences in race and class.

5. What was the shared feeling that helped define sisterhood in the early years of the movement, according to the author?
(a) Desire for greater affluence.
(b) A love of adventure.
(c) A sense of victimization.
(d) Artistic inspiration.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author propose to prioritize the struggles against various forms of prejudice?

2. What would this change in language suggest?

3. What major difference between white and black men does the author point out?

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

5. How does consumerism relate to the author's discussion of power?

(see the answer key)

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