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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. What belief about men did early feminists act out, according to the author.
(a) The belief that men were unimportant.
(b) The belief that men were role models.
(c) The belief that all men were the enemy.
(d) The belief that men were like children.

2. In the Preface to the second edition (2000), how does the author characterize the later reception of her work?
(a) Women of color still feel that the author does not address their concerns.
(b) Male academics find the work too exclusive.
(c) Many people embrace her ideas but do not give her any credit for them.
(d) The people who first rejected the book came to regard the author's innovations as necessary and valuable.

3. In Chapter 2, what are the author's thoughts on a universally accepted definition of feminism?
(a) She does not see the relevance in trying to find a universally accepted definition.
(b) She says that it continues to be difficult to find a universally accepted definition.
(c) She thinks that the current definition is already adequate and people should focus on more important matters.s
(d) She doesn't understand why it is so difficult for people to agree on a universal definition..

4. What reason does the author give for lower and middle class women's relationship with power?
(a) They need further political education.
(b) They work all the time.
(c) They have met with a lot of defeat.
(d) They have lived in circumstances that required self-reliance, rather than dependency.

5. Who has portrayed the relationship between feminism and the family in this way? (See question # 61)
(a) Outsiders to the movement and sometimes feminists in the movement who want to create women-only communities.
(b) All men.
(c) The child protective services.
(d) Most feminists hold this view.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, in what form has feminist thought primarily been circulated?

2. What did these early feminists forget to take into account in their beliefs about men?

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

4. Who is affected by sexist attitudes in the author's view?

5. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?

(see the answer key)

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