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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 change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.
(a) Society needs to discourage too much focus on work.
(b) From a purely money-oriented activity to an activity that enables, and enriches, life.
(c) From a male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.
(d) People need to try new career paths.

2. In Chapter Four, what does the author give as the broad definition of "sisterhood" from the early feminist movement?
(a) Common religion among women.
(b) Women who share the same parents.
(c) Unity between working women.
(d) Unity between women.

3. How does the author characterize the aims of the feminist movement in relationship to other movements?
(a) The aims and goals of the feminist movement are really separate from other movements.
(b) Feminists should stay focused on their own goals and not look to other movements.
(c) The feminist movements aims and intentions are interwoven with those struggling against classism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression..
(d) There is a relationship between feminism and the struggle against ageism, but that is all.

4. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?
(a) She thinks it is immoral.
(b) She finds the definition to vague.
(c) She sees this as the most favorable definition of feminism.
(d) She sees it as very limiting for women since it is a male-defined model.

5. What does the author suggest about many successful feminists and their relationship with power?
(a) They embody and/or capitalize upon male definitions of power and success.
(b) They develop an inferiority complex.
(c) They become power hungry to the point of fanaticism.
(d) They try to dominate men.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the Preface (2000), what does the author say regarding "patriarchal mass media" and feminism?

2. Were there ever alternate reactions to black women's efforts to participate in the early feminist movement, and if so what were they?

3. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.

4. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?

5. How did women working for change initially view the exercise of power?

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