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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. What question does the author raise about the desire for equality with men?
(a) Why do women want equality with men?
(b) There are degrees of "equality" within the male gender, so with which men are women supposed to want equality?
(c) When will men decide to share their power?
(d) How come more women don not see the value in imitating male models of power?

2. According to the author, how did early feminists see gender?
(a) As less important than class.
(b) As less important than race.
(c) As the sole determinant of a woman's fate.
(d) As a form of empowerment.

3. What name did early feminists use to describe radical, or revolutionary, feminists?
(a) Sisters.
(b) Spoilers.
(c) Traitors.
(d) Naive.

4. What is the primary "point of contact" between the oppressor and the oppressed?
(a) The work environment.
(b) Marriage.
(c) There is very little actual contact.
(d) Absence of choices.

5. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
(a) Margin and center.
(b) Inside and outside.
(c) Liberal and conservative.
(d) Intellectual and illiterate.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did she notice about white female students at the time?

3. How does the author view the concept of personal freedom?

4. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?

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

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