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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 major difference between white and black men does the author point out?
(a) Black men did not trust women who worked outside the home.
(b) Black men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(c) White men were not as threatened by strong women functioning outside traditional gender roles.
(d) White men encouraged women to go to work whereas black men did not.

2. How were black women's efforts received by white feminists?
(a) They were seen as disorganized.
(b) They were completely ignored.
(c) They were mostly met with resentment and derision.
(d) They were openly embraced.

3. How has the author's own perception of her book held up?
(a) She believes that her ideas are too radical.
(b) She comments that the book's theories are still sound, still relevant, and easily understandable by contemporary readers from all walks of life.
(c) The theories in the book do not have a mass appeal.
(d) She feels that a lot of her theories are now outdated.

4. Related to the issue of feminist writing, between which two groups does the author notice tension in the greater feminist movement?
(a) The tension between those who advocate scientific analysis and those advocating political manifestos.
(b) The tension between those who write and discuss theories and ideas and those who engage in direct activism to support the feminist movement.
(c) The tension between those who are idealistic and those who are practical.
(d) The tension between younger and older women.

5. What must be learned in order for the feminist movement to be successful?
(a) Women must learn to compete with men in the workforce.
(b) Everyone must learn to not accept and/or live according to traditional sexist attitudes.
(c) Men must learn non-violence.
(d) Working class and non-white men must learn to reject capitalist patriarchy.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author feel about defining feminism as enabling total personal freedom?

2. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?

3. What has happened as a result of the form taken by the majority of feminist writing?

4. From which position (or perspective) does the author claim to write in her analysis of feminism and its social manifestations?

5. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?

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