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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. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?
(a) In a way, they echoed patriarchal ideas that men had inbred aggressive tendencies and women had submissive and nurturing tendencies.
(b) They frowned on discussing violence at all.
(c) They saw men as corrupt and women as innately innocent.
(d) They thought that gender was not really at play in problems of violence.

2. According to the author, challenges to to sisterhood can exist between white women and women of color; between which other groups does she say that they can exist?
(a) Between women from different universities.
(b) Challenges to sisterhood do not really occur between other groups of women.
(c) Only between women from different social classes.
(d) Between different groups of non-white women, women of different classes and/or races/ethnicities, and women of different sexual orientations.

3. What was the week point in feminists' initial view of power?
(a) They placed too much value on attaining power and not enough on its effects.
(b) They did not distinguish between power as domination and control over others and power that is creative and life-affirming.
(c) They did not realize that power was not limited to men.
(d) Their opinions were vague and lacked cohesion.

4. What change in attitudes towards work does the author propose in Chapter Seven.
(a) From a male-dominated sphere to a woman-dominated sphere.
(b) From a purely money-oriented activity to an activity that enables, and enriches, life.
(c) People need to try new career paths.
(d) Society needs to discourage too much focus on work.

5. What does it ultimately mean for the author when women behave like white men?
(a) It means that there are more white men, i.e. there is no new definition of humanity.
(b) It means that they are traitors to their gender.
(c) It means that these women are creating a more successful life.
(d) It's an important sign of the sexual revolution.

Short Answer Questions

1. The title of Chapter Ten, "Revolutionary Parenting," suggests which of the following ideas?

2. What is the social and racial dynamic described by the author at the beginning of the Preface to the first edition of the book?

3. How did many lower/middle class and/or non-white women respond to this view of work?

4. Whose ideas in particular does she address?

5. For the author, what perspective really changed the direction of feminist thought?

(see the answer key)

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