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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10 and 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
(a) That women experience and wield power differently from men.
(b) That women do not understand money.
(c) That motherhood is a woman's right of passage.
(d) That women should not be in positions of power.

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

5. What change to the language expressing involvement in feminism does the author advocate?
(a) Change "I am a feminist" to "I support the feminist movement."
(b) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I am a feminist."
(c) Change "I am a feminist" to "I advocate feminism."
(d) Change "I advocate feminism" to "I support the feminist movement."

Short Answer Questions

1. In general, the title of Chapter 1, "Black Women - Shaping Feminist Theory," relates to which of the following ideas?

2. What do feminists need to consider when examining their beliefs about men?

3. According to the title of Chapter Nine, what is one of the primary goals of the feminist movement?

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

5. In addition to gender and violence, what major aspect of violence does the author discuss in this chapter?

(see the answer key)

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