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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 2 and 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Expatriates living abroad.
(c) Middle-class white women.
(d) Working-class women.

2. What potential effect can feminism have on the family, in the author's view?
(a) It can undermine family stability.
(b) It can transform the family in very positive ways.
(c) It can help maintain the traditional structure of the Western family.
(d) It can draw attention away from the family towards more important things.

3. How does the author describe Betty Friedan in Chapter 1?
(a) As the author of a seminal feminist work whose theories have a white, middle-class bias.
(b) As a major proponent of integration within the feminist movement.
(c) As a marginal woman who rose to prominence.
(d) As a creative genius who was misunderstood.

4. The author states that most women would like to be like ________________.
(a) their mentors.
(b) white men.
(c) their best friends.
(d) their mothers.

5. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?
(a) Black women can create their own feminist theory; they do not need to participate in the broader movement.
(b) It doesn't relate to any of the aforementioned ideas.
(c) Black women's lives can serve as raw material for white women when they create feminist theory.
(d) Black women are important in shaping the feminist movement and broadening the previously limited perspectives in feminism.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author's Preface (2000), where is visionary feminist discourse increasingly talked about?

2. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?

3. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?

4. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?

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

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