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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 do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?
(a) Whether it is safe to alter their beliefs about men.
(b) Whether or not men deserve to be included in feminism.
(c) How often men use sexist language.
(d) How lower and working class men and non-white men are also oppressed.

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

3. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(b) She believes that her ideas are too radical.
(c) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.
(d) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.

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

5. In Chapter 1, the author states that feminist theory and the feminist movement were originally shaped by which type of people?
(a) Middle-class women.
(b) Middle-class white women.
(c) Expatriates living abroad.
(d) Working-class women.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?

2. How should feminists behave towards consumerism, according to the author?

3. How did early feminists, and society at the time, view housework?

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

5. For the author, what is the relationship between traditional beliefs about the family and society at large?

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