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

2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author describe the original reception of her book?
(a) It was embraced by all feminists for its thought-provoking content.
(b) Women of color claimed it focused mostly on white women so they rejected it.
(c) It started a riot.
(d) It was rejected by mainstream feminists.

3. At the end of the Preface to the second edition, where does the author maintain that a feminist path will lead us?
(a) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(b) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(c) To a world where women have equality with men.
(d) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.

4. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?
(a) The potential social and political benefits of the feminist movement.
(b) The effects of feminism on foreign policy.
(c) Famous personalities within the feminist movement.
(d) The major shortcomings of the feminist movement.

5. According to the author, in Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," what were black feminists initially trying to do in the feminist movement?
(a) To get more work.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) Be more like white feminists.
(d) To expand the basis of feminist thought.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The author opens the Preface to the first edition of the book with a description of which group and its experiences in life?

3. In the author's view, is it valid to define feminism in terms of creating a sense of community?

4. When and where did the author enroll in her first women's studies class?

5. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?

(see the answer key)

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