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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. How does the author describe the family in "Western society"?
(a) The Western family is based on nurturing and equality.
(b) Television has destroyed family relationships.
(c) For centuries it has been dominated by a sexist, patriarchal, authoritarian model.
(d) It is no longer the primary social unit.

2. How does the author describe feminism in the U.S.?
(a) As a bourgeois ideology based on liberal individualism.
(b) As a separatist movement.
(c) As a collective Marxist movement.
(d) As a radical revolution.

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 where women have equality with men.
(b) To a world of peace, freedom, and justice, without sexism or domination.
(c) To a major battle between the forces of peace and of domination.
(d) To a world where sexism is kept at a minimum.

4. How does the author support her claims about the reception of black women's efforts in the early feminist movement?
(a) She presents a series of interviews that she conducted.
(b) She cites anecdotal evidence based on personal experience.
(c) She presents statistical research.
(d) She does not support her claims with evidence.

5. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
(a) Feminist theory is too focused on economics.
(b) It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
(c) Feminist theory does not propose concrete solutions for women's empowerment.
(d) Feminist theory does not reach out to younger women.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author see feminism and the family?

2. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?

3. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?

4. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?

5. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?

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