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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 view, how did early feminists understand work, i.e what did they identify as successful work?
(a) It was understood as related to traditionally feminine tasks.
(b) They did not yet have a clear view of what made work successful.
(c) It was identified with capitalist, patriarchal standards of success (money and power).
(d) It was identified with creative expression.

2. In Chapter Six, what does the author claim women active in feminist movement have been ambivalent about?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Power.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Sex.

3. The author cites Lillian Hellman's autobiography as an example of what kind of phenomenon?
(a) White women being afraid to tell their domestic servants what to do.
(b) An early white feminist who listened to women of color.
(c) White women projecting mythical power and strength on black women while presenting themselves as powerless.
(d) An rare example of working class writing.

4. Which definition of feminism does not work, according to the author?
(a) A definition that completely rejects patriarchy.
(b) One that is grounded in the desire for equality with men.
(c) One that looks for new definitions of equality.
(d) A definition that revolves around equal rights for all people.

5. In the author's view, how should the beliefs about motherhood that she discusses be dealt with?
(a) They should be replaced by non-European beliefs.
(b) They should be broken down and eliminated.
(c) They should be taught in schools.
(d) They should be embraced by new mothers.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Which one of the following ideas does not appear in the author's discussion of strategies for dealing with accepted beliefs about motherhood?

3. According to the author, who originally defined "sisterhood" in the feminist movement?

4. In Chapter 3, "The Significance of Feminist Movement," the author discusses which of the following themes?

5. Why does the author believe that it is important to define feminism from within the movement?

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